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The advantages of upgrading residential surfacing

A resurfacing project for your home can be of huge benefit should you decide to undertake it. The thing is, many don’t and unfortunately miss out on the huge advantages that it can give you. We aren’t just talking about cosmetic appearance though! If your driveway, paths, or patios are filled with holes, cracks, and chips, or just look like they have been left untended since they were laid, you are running a huge risk of losing the true value of your property.

Even if you are not planning to sell, having a driveway resurfacing or patio refurb can vastly improve your chances to sell your property for a price you feel much more comfortable with when the time comes.

An enhanced kurb appeal thanks to a new driveway can see as much as 10% added to a property value. In these days of fluctuating house prices, 10% can equate to quite a substantial sum.

In addition, a new surface works for your bank balance too. Once you have had your resurface project completed, you can sit back, safe in the knowledge that it will deliver a long lifespan in great condition without the need to change it for up to 50 years in some cases, especially if you choose a Sussex-based surfacing specialist like Tidey & Webb.

We offer a variety of surface types to suit your needs, each boasting its own benefits. It just comes down to you choosing what you would like. However, our expert team will always be on hand to advise what is best for the area you are in and the demands your surface may encounter.

What’s more, if you have recently moved into a new property and want to give it your own unique twist, a residential resurfacing upgrade can provide you with fantastic customization options. A block paving driveway, for example, can be built to your exact specifications, incorporating patterns, colours, and shapes. Whereas coloured asphalt surfaces can add a pop of vibrancy to an otherwise plain surface.

Finally, many of the surface types people choose for residential surfacing benefit from low maintenance too. In many cases, Concrete, tarmac, and porous asphalt surfacing among others just require simple sweeping or washing. Our pages for the different surfacing types show you just how easy it is!

Choosing the right surfacing material for your property

Before launching right into a residential resurfacing project, speak to our team. With over 40 years of experience, we can help you get on the right path (pun intended!)

Before that though there are a few things you can do to help us help you:

Firstly, we would suggest you assess your specific needs and preferences, certain ideas may look great in the mind but may not be realistic when going ahead with them. Your surface may not be suitable for certain materials or the space you are looking to cover may be extremely expensive with the surface type you have in mind.

Then look at the area you live in and the location of the surface you are looking to resurface. Do you get a lot of rain there? Could extreme hot weather be of detriment to the surface? Certain resurfacing materials lend themselves better to different conditions than others, porous asphalt surfacing, for example, is good at handling wet weather and concrete could get a little slippery in icy conditions. Once you have an idea, or even if you have any questions, just ask, we would be happy to advise you.

Now you may have a preferred surface and worked out exactly what you need, you will need to see if it is affordable. Tidey & Webb offer a free quote so that you can see if the surfacing project you want fits in with the budget you have. If it turns out that the proposed cost may be lower than you expected, you could look at enhancing the other surfaces of your property. However, should it seem more expensive than planned, consult us about other viable options, we can always find a surfacing solution for you.

The final two aspects of choosing the right surface for your property are ultimately down to you. Consider the maintenance requirements that may be required. If regular sweeping or hosing is not for you, keep this in mind when choosing your surface, likewise, do you feel it needs to match your property or can it be something totally different?

Environmentally friendly surfacing options

At Tidey & Webb, we understand the need people have for wanting to live in a more environmentally friendly environment and this can extend to the surfacing types you choose to have at your home. Concrete surfacing is hugely popular for its environmental benefits thanks to the way it is made where it uses far fewer chemicals than some other surfacing types. Asphalt too is seen for its positives, it has reusable properties meaning that even if you need to dig up the driveway in 20 years’ time, much of it can be recycled and reused.

In many cases, we are asked to add lay a permeable surface and this too adds to the green aspirations we all have. By allowing water to move through the resurfaced area, it can help break down the oils left over from vehicles that use it, replenish groundwater and reduce the prospect of flash flooding.

If you are looking for a residential surfacing solution that benefits the environment, ask our team for more information. We operate with fully sustainable materials where possible and implement the greenest methods available to lay the perfect surface outside your home.

Residential surfacing installation process

When the time comes to have your new surface installed, you can let Tidey & Webb take control, so you have nothing to worry about. From our initial consultation and site assessment through to the completed job, our surfacing experts will ensure every aspect of your resurfacing project is completed to the highest possible standard.

Working alongside you to ensure your design requirements are met, we carefully work through the preparation of the site ready for excavation. Depending on the surface type you require, we then get to work on installing and constructing your new surface, always ensuring that we only employ methods that prioritise safety, compliance, and premium standards.

Once the surface is laid, subject to the timescales for it to become usable, you are free to occupy it as you wish. We will, of course, inspect our work before leaving, ensuring that not only are you happy but that the surface provides exactly what you need.


See below for the surfaces that you could benefit from when you choose Tidey & Webb, simply contact us today and let us refurb your surfacr tomorrow!

  • Asphalt (Tarmac) – in differing aggregate sizes & colours.
  • Porous Asphalt – for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to comply with Environment Agency requirements.
  • Block Paving – in a huge range of block types & colours.
  • Concrete – laid to a tamped or brushed finish.
  • Resin Bound – the ultimate for a super neat drive offering a completely consistent hard wearing surface in a range of colours.
  • Surface Dressing – in different coloured aggregates.
  • Grasscrete & Plastic Paving Grids – stone or soil-filled for grass or easy drainage.
  • Cotswold Stone or Loose Aggregate – for a more cost effective coloured surface which drains well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Resin Bound driveway cost?

There are a few factors that determine the cost of a Resin Bound driveway. For example, the current surface condition and what preparation is required. If the existing surface is cracked or crazed, then the drive would need total reconstruction. If the driveway is in a good condition, then the Resin can be laid on top.
The cost to supply and lay the Resin (without any preparation work) can vary between £50 – 65 per square metre depending on the size of the area. Contact us today for a no-obligation quotation.

Depending on the shape of the area, we can usually lay between 25 – 35 square metres of block paving driveway per day.

If a tar and chip driveway is applied to a good quality tarmac surface, then we would expect it to last between 5-7 years.

Yes, you do need approval to install a dropped kerb. We are an approved contractor for West Sussex Highways and you can begin the application process for a dropped kerb here.

A new driveway will either need a drainage system installed or be constructed with porous materials. This is to prevent surface water from running out onto the highways. Consideration for driveway drainage is now a planning requirement.

There could be a variety of problems that have caused your drainage to fail. To determine what the issue is, a site survey would be required. This might include a camera survey, as the problem will more than likely be hidden underground. Contact us today for a no-obligation quotation.

The cost for a tarmac drive or road can vary for many reasons. For example, the size of the area, the condition of the existing surface and access to the area.
A site survey would be required to provide you with an accurate cost. Contact us today for a no-obligation quotation.

A new tarmac drive with a good sub-structure should last up to 15 years without showing any major signs of deterioration.

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