Tarmac

Black or Red

New or Re-Vived

Tarmac Drives

Tarmacadam

Tarmacadam driveways, if laid properly can last for years.

Call J L W Contractors for more information and advice.

 

We are experts in installing tarmac driveways with the latest quality bitumen and making sure that the preparation of the driveway is firstly clean and free from organic matter to avoid the surface from developing cracks.

Tarmac is a suitable material for your driveway installation. It is also commonly used for highly trafficked areas such as forecourts, car parks, school playgrounds and private roads.

 

Of all the different types of surfacing which can be used to construct a driveway, tarmacadam is considered the budget option, especially when compared to block paving, or pattern imprinted concrete.

However, whilst large areas can be economically resurfaced the cost of using tarmac for a small driveway can be comparable to the more aesthetically pleasing block paving.

Resurfacing

Resurfacing a driveway is the process of putting a new layer of tarmac over the existing layer, many properties can benefit from the fact that most existing tarmac and concrete drives can be overlaid with a new wearing course which means minimal disruption and fantastic cost advantages.

Tarmac Information

Benefits


  • Installed by Professionals
  • Extremely durable
  • Good value for money
  • Can be customised
  • Choice of colour & design
  • Hardwearing
  • Weatherproof
  • Easy to maintain

Our Process


  1. Remove the current driveway surface
  2. Grade your driveway slope
  3. Compact the base soil
  4. Cover the base soil with crushed rock
  5. Pack the crushed rock into the subsoil
  6. Allow the base to settle
  7. Compact the asphalt with a heavy roller
  8. Treat the edges of the driveway

Reasons for tarmac sealing

Tarmac and asphalt surfaces are very vulnerable to the damaging effects of UV light from the sun. Over time the surface colour of the tarmac will fade and eventually the aggregate will become loose after prolonged exposure to UV light. If left to deteriorate further, the tarmac or asphalt will eventually start to crack up in places and the whole tarmac driveway or car park might have to be replaced.