Tarmac Driveways Contractors
Your Local professional in Tarmac driveway installation
Tarmac has been around since the 1830 and is very common among homeowners as it is mainly relatively cost effective and cheaper to maintain than many other of its counterparts. It can be used on many domestic, commercial agricultural and industrial areas, it can be machine or hand laid with it’s added benefits of being very hard wearing and low maintenance. Tarmacadam driveways has improved massively in recent years becoming stronger and more flexible, especially heavy duty asphalt materials being used on commercial projects.
Where can Tarmac be used?
Anywhere From tarmac driveways, private roads, residential drives, foot paths and walkways, farm roads, silage pits, caravan parks, tennis courts, school playgrounds, golf clubs, just about all premises road surfaces can benefit from tarmacadam,
Driveway before: In the excess of 20+ years old, Pothole and moss ridden
Driveway Surfacing After: Driveway excavated, kerbed edgings installed in cement haunching and resurfaced with a 10mm permeable bitumen wearing course
Close up: After shot of our new Permeable resurfacing macadam, •No standing water •No planning permission •Better grip and skid resistant properties
What will we do?
It all depends on the existing surface for example if you have an old tarmac driveway which is in very bad condition, cracked, potholed etc the existing surface would be completely removed. Then we would use a solid base to build up the driveway to a necessary level which then would be compacted. We can then coat the area with a tack coat bitumen to help bond the base and the newly laid product together. Finally we would re-surface using a grade of tarmacadam or asphalt surfacing to suit which would then be power rolled until we reach an even consolidated area. We can then seal the edges with bitumen to stop water ingress on the joints.
Tarmac Driveway Installed in Carlisle
By M. Miller Surface Maintenance
Existing fatigued tarmac drive in excess of 30 years old with small part garden area. Driveway Preparation included: Driveway and garden area excavated, and removed from site, A weed suppressant membrane installed and replaced with type-1 and type-2 sub base. Curbed edgings installed around the full perimeter of the drive and 3-metres of channel drain installed in front of the garage. Resurfacing: two layers: first layer consisting of a 20mm base coat tarmac, shortly followed by a further topping was laid a 6mm tarmacadam wearing course. joints was sealed with bitumen.
Cleaning out and re-laying my old drive with tarmac + removing all rubbish, etc.
“An excellent job overall. Could not fault it. Workmanship excellent. If anything, worked too hard in the middle of a heat wave! Would definitely recommend.”
– Customer in Carlisle ( 1 ) 6 July 2018
HOW MUCH DOES A TARMAC DRIVEWAYS COST?
1. The size of your driveway
2. The existing driveway surface
3. The age of the current driveway
4. Choice of Tarmac, Block Paving or Resin Bound
5. The style of surface & edging required
6. Drainage & Other features