Driveways surfaced with tarmac are known to be highly resilient especially when it comes to vehicles that are a heavy load. Therefore, if you and your family own a number of cars, it would be a good idea to make use of a strong material like tarmac that is not going to get damaged or crack under pressure, consider the fact that many of the UK roads and motorways are surfaced with tarmac and you’ll get an idea of how durable tarmac surfaced driveways actually are. You should also not forget that tarmac is weather resistant and is able to withstand any kind of weather cold or hot.
One of the main reasons as to why this is the case is because tarmac is a smooth surface meaning that it does not have any cracks that will be filled when it rains.
Overlaying or resurfacing is not a job that can just be taken on by an untrained hand. Like most trades a good tarmac job needs to be dealt with by specialists with skills, the right materials, particular machinery and needs workers who have experience.
An old or tired driveway can be brought back to its former glory by Resurfacing rather than relaying entirely. In order to resurface a driveway we basically install a fresh new layer of tarmac directly over the top of the existing layer. It is not necessary to completely relay the area we would simply apply a new topcoat of tarmac to the existing surface with the help of a bitumen adhesive in order to bond the existing surface to the new tarmac.
Finally it is rolled in order to give a perfectly smooth finish. The method is a great alternative as long as it is done correctly by trained professionals. It is really important to check that the existing surface lends itself to being resurfaced, because not all do! But we will happily come out and assess the area and give you an obligation free quotation.