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Tarmac

What Is tarmac Paving?

Tarmacadam is widely known as ‘Tarmac’ which is short for ‘tar’ (the sticky black stuff that binds it together) and ‘macadam’ (the method of which it is bound together). Tarmacadam is a mixture of  crushed up stones and tar, which when combined are a perfect combination for creating a solid, hard wearing surface.

Product Summary

Maintenance

Mid-Level Maintenance Required

Durability

Long Lasting

Colour Choices

Huge Range Of Colours Available

Pricing

£££

Permeability

Not Permeable, Extra Drainage Required

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Frequently Asked Questions

How MUCH DOES A TARMAC DRIVEWAY COST?

Tarmac prices are forever changing. The cost of the product fluctuates dependent on the cost of oil.  If the value of oil rises then it is very likely we will see an increase in contractors pricing on tarmac installations. In general, a tarmac driveway can cost anywhere from £70pm²-£120pm² (based on full excavation and preparation)…

Is TARMAC PERMEABLE?

To meet SUDs legislation, all driveways must either be permeable, or have suitable falls for water to drain naturally from the surface without running onto the road. In general, tarmac is not permeable. There is however, an open graded version which is permeable (although not considered aesthetically suitable for driveways/patios)…

how LONG DOES TARMAC LAST?

It is true that Tarmac can fade and become weak over time however, there are ways to reduce to combat this. This blog post has been created to put your mind at ease if you are having concerns surrounding the durability of tarmac…

DOES TARMAC COME IN A VARIETY OF STYLES AND COLOURS?

Tarmac has dozens of colour variations. There are different components suitable for different tasks. Some blends may offer a pen rating (penetration rating) of 10pen, whereas some may offer a pen rating of 150pen. This rating determines how hard the surface is. Most variations of tarmacadam look jet black when first installed…

How  do i Choose A Tarmac Installer?

Choosing a contractor that’s within budget, professional and highly skilled in their trade can be a difficult task. This especially applies to tarmac contractors! We have an affiliation of vetted, cost effective professionals so feel free to use us at your disposal and request a quote from your local approved contractors.

HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY TARMAC DRIVEWAY?

Although tarmac discolouration is inevitable,  luckily there are products out there to help rejuvenate the surface. A specialist sealer can easily be applied by anyone with a paint roller. This will bring your surface back to its former glory…

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