Tarmac Drives and Driveways
A tarmac driveway certainly has a lot of benefits. Tarmac is very cost effective and you won’t need to spend half as much time on the general construction. This is great if you’re on a low budget and you will also find that it causes less disruption to your home during the initial construction.
The main benefit of tarmac is that it is a very sustainable option. Compared to paving stones or bricks that can raise up, the pointing can become loose or they can crack and this is very unsightly. Tarmac however will never become unsightly unless you get pot holes and this only really happens after years of heavy use which is unlikely on a drive. You can also find that paving stones or bricks can sink when used in a driveway because the weight of the wheels pushes down on certain points. With tarmac, you’ll never experience this and it is also the far better option in terms of water damage and durability.
Tarmac is not porous so we need to install proper drainage for rain water.
Overall tarmac is deformation resistant, low noise, skid resistant and it has a very tough service so even in the ice or snow, you still have some level of grip underneath your tyres. Tarmac isn’t just ideal for driveways however, it has a huge variety of other purposes for paths and work areas.
The surface can be coloured by using a coloured binder, often with coloured aggregates, or by incorporating coloured, coated chippings.
Tarmac can be mixed with other materials such as block paving to form spectacular result for your property.
Why is it called Tarmac?
The term Tarmac is actually the name of a publicly listed company that makes the material and generic names such as tar macadam, bitmac or macadam can be used instead but like Hoover and Biro the trade name has become the standard description.
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