Tidey & Webb are experts in installing long lasting tarmac and asphalt driveways in Surrey and Sussex. We use the best quality materials to create hardwearing tarmac driveways and other external surfaces that will stand the test of time.
Why Choose a Tarmac Driveway?
Tarmac is easy to install and requires very little in terms of maintenance. It’s also a cost-efficient driveway option, particularly for those with large-scale projects. Furthermore, you won’t have to wait long to park vehicles on your new driveway due to tarmac being quick to cure.
Able to last up to 15 years, tarmac is extremely durable and weather resistant. Opting for a high-quality sealant finish can extend the lifetime of your driveway but it can impact its permeability.
For customers who are environmentally conscious, tarmac is recyclable. It can be used over and over again and, unlike other driveway materials, tarmac will never run into waterways.
Other Uses for Tarmac
Tarmac can be used for both residential surfacing and commercial surfacing projects. Whilst commonly used for driveways, tarmac’s qualities make it perfect for roads, car parks, and pavements. Any area that receives foot or vehicle traffic could be a candidate for tarmac.
What is Asphalt?
Many people consider asphalt and tarmac one and the same. However, they have different chemical compositions. Asphalt is made by mixing asphaltic cement with sand and/or grit and can be used as an alternative to tarmac.
Whilst they may look the same, asphalt driveways have a smoother look compared to tarmac driveways. This can help with tire grip as asphalt uses smaller aggregates compared to tarmac, which also makes it a hardwearing surface. However, it is a more expensive option that is harder to repair and can be damaged by fluctuating temperatures.
If you’re confused as to whether a tarmac or asphalt driveway would be best for your project get in touch with our team and we will be able to guide you with our expertise.
Tarmac Driveway Size and Colour Variations
It is widely assumed that tarmac is only available in black. However, by adding pigments to the tarmac various colours can be achieved. There are also finishes that can be applied to change the colour of a tarmac surface.
If you’re happy with a black tarmac driveway, many of our customers opt for different stone or block paving surrounds and features to elevate the area. Our team will be able to discuss all tarmac driveway colour options and finishes with you, including any paving or wall work required.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Tidey and Webb team today. We are available on 01403 741673 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, get a quote online today and we will be in touch as soon as possible.