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Tarmac / Asphalt paving and driveways

With a range of materials to choose from when deciding on your driveway, including block paving and gravel, why should you opt for asphalt instead?

With asphalt you can enjoy the visual effect of a real stone or brick driveway, but with additional benefits that aren’t seen with the above mentioned materials.

The benefits of Tarmac / Asphalt driveways

There are a number of benefits that you can take from asphalt driveways.

  • Value

The cost of renovating your home’s front garden could have put you off a driveway in the past. Gravel or paved driveways can prove expensive, but with asphalt you could save thousands of pounds on the installation cost.

  • Durability

The durability of asphalt driveways is another significant reason to invest. When installed by a professional the surface won’t crack or lift. It’s also resistant to water, ensuring the driveway structure isn’t affected. And on top of this plant growth and insect activity is eliminated.

  • Aesthetic appeal

With an tarmac driveway you have the opportunity to create something unique, and there are a variety of patterns and colours available to choose from. With no raised or broken pieces it will bring huge aesthetic value to your home and this can be maintained for years with minimal maintenance required.

 

Asphalt driveway paving costs

Asphalt is a great driveway surfacing solution which comes with a lot of advantages. It’s widely used for driveways, pavements, motorways, highways, car parks, private roads, caravan parks and the likes. For a better understanding, asphalt is a more modern mixture of tar and it’s a sticky, black and very thick liquid or semi solid form of petroleum – the bitumen variety (a product of the oil industry). Basically, tar is replaced by bitumen to form asphalt. When used for driveways, it’s durable and long lasting, easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, adds to the property’s resale value and lots more. However, if you’re looking to have asphalt installed on your driveway, you’d probably want to know the cost of getting this project over the line.

 

First and foremost, it should be noted that the cost of installing asphalt on a driveway is based on a number of factors. These factors include the property’s location, the size of the area, the preferred style and lots more.

  • The property’s location. The geographical location of your home or property can play a huge role in the cost of your project. For instance, London is way more expensive than that of the Midlands or Northern Ireland.
  • Size of the area. As you would have expected, the larger the space, the higher price is going to be with both labour cost as well as the cost of materials.
  • Preferred style. As with most floorings, there a number of designs and patterns to choose from to give a specific look and feel from your asphalt driveway.

In general, you can expect to pay within the range of £45 to about £55 per square metre for the installation of your asphalt driveway.

 

Tarmac / Asphalt driveway quotes

Tarmac driveways provide a number of benefits for all homes, with an aesthetic appeal that can’t be matched by gravel of block paving surfaces.

If you’re interested in an Tarmac driveway for your home, complete our quick form and receive up to four quotes from local and reputable professionals.

Average Tarmac paving and driveways cost

Tarmac paving and driveway prices can alter according to size, materials used and location. However, the common cost you can expect to pay for your project is between £1,548 and £10,864 in your area. This should cover material, labour and waste removal.

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Tarmac paving and driveways installation cost in your area 2022

Labour cost £1,400
Material cost £800
Waste removal £100
Time frame: 3-5 days

Advantages for Tarmac paving and driveways

  • Asphalt Can offer a sleek black look to a driveway
  • Tarmacadam is a strong material that if layed properly will remain smooth
  • Better material for larger driveways as machines required to install are large
  • Larger macadam driveways are usually substantially cheaper than block paving

Disadvantages for Tarmac paving and driveways

  • Bitmac can however, degrade under Ultra Violet light resulting in cracks
  • Damaged surfaces can be patched but won't look good until the driveway is resurfaced

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Tarmac paving and driveways FAQs

How to lay tarmac?

Creating a tarmac path or driveway is a tricky process. It’s a job best left to professionals who know what they’re doing, as there are plenty of opportunities for it go wrong. However, even if you’re planning to hire someone to do it for you, it’s worth knowing how it’s done.

Firstly, you’ll need to remove any existing path or driveway and excavate down to formation level – about 175mm below paving level. Then, a membrane is laid down to prevent weed growth.

Next, a sub-base goes down, usually made of crushed rock or concrete. This is compacted and the tarmac is laid over the top. This is put down in two layers, and is rolled to make it compact and smooth.

It’s important to use edging when laying tarmac, to ensure that it doesn’t run off where you want your path or driveway to be. Tarmac paving and driveways also needs suitable drainage.

How long does tarmac take to dry?

If you’re considering getting a new tarmac driveway or outside area, it’s important to know how long it takes to dry. Try to use it too early and you might damage it and ruin its appearance.

It won’t be long before you can walk on your new surface, as long as you’re careful. However, it’s a good idea to avoid putting heavy objects or driving on it for 2-3 days. For a more accurate timescale, ask your tarmac paving and driveway pro.

What is tarmac?

Tarmac is a material made up of broken stone and tar, used for surfacing roads, driveways and other outdoor areas. It’s actually a registered product trademark, but many people use ‘tarmac’ interchangeably with ‘asphalt’. Asphalt is similar to tarmac, but is now more commonly used, and is made from bitumen instead of tar.

How to kill moss on tarmac?

Moss growth on tarmac and asphalt is pretty common. This can make your driveway or outside area slippy and untidy, so it’s a good idea to get rid of it.

Start by using a stiff brush to dislodge as much moss as possible and clear it off your driveway. Then use a moss killer to kill any remaining moss. Make sure you follow the product instructions – some moss killers are best used on tarmac or asphalt that’s clean and damp, whilst others are better for dry surfaces.

To prevent further moss growth, it’s a good idea to reduce the amount of shade on your tarmac or asphalt as much as possible. This will help you keep it as warm and dry as possible, and reduce moss growth.

Can paving withstand the weight of my car?

Paving can be used for driveways and is capable of bearing the weight of cars and other vehicles. Ensure that you choose the appropriate type of paving, as some are designed for paths or decorative use. Correct installation is vital as improperly installed paving may move or break under the weight of a car.

Which driveway surfacing materials are permeable?

Gravel, asphalt, concrete and paving can all be permeable. However, some types of asphalt and concrete are impermeable. This is why it’s important to be precise about what material you want for your driveway. If you want a permeable driveway, you should also make sure that your sub-base is also permeable.

How to clean a tarmac driveway?

If you want your tarmac driveway or outdoor area to last as long as possible, it’s important to look after it. This means giving it a good clean every so often.

If there are any greasy or oily stains on your tarmac, you won’t get these off only using water. Get a degreaser and follow the instructions. You’ll then need to use a pressure washer or hose to rinse off the detergent and clean the rest of your tarmac or asphalt area.

Avoid getting your pressure washer too close to your outdoor surface or pointing it directly at it. You should also avoid cleaning the same area for too long. This will help you clean your tarmac while avoiding damaging it.

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