Tarmac paving and driveways
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.
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.
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.
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.