There’s nothing worse than inviting over the professionals and not understanding half of the jargon that they are using. Here at Quality Driveways, we believe that you should know what these terms mean ahead of time so that you’re kept in the loop…
Tarmac: A material which is used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas. It consists of broken stone mixed with tar.
Concrete: Concrete is a paving material which is created by mixing cement, sand and crushed stone with water.
Clay: A sticky fine-grained material that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics.
Tegular: A paving which is relating to or resembling a tile.
Asphalt: A paving material which is created from minerals that are cemented together with asphalt cement. It can be placed over crushed stone, grave, brick or paving blocks.
Compaction: The process where soil and paving materials are compressed to reduce or remove air voids which creates a more structurally stable surface and helps prevent premature damage.
Curing: A chemical process that takes place when allowing materials to dry out. It requires individuals to use water to prevent the materials from drying out too quickly which can result in cracking. When done correctly, curing often takes between 24 to 48 hours to complete.
Resurfacing: improving the look and function of a currently paved surface area which has undergone damage.
Prime Coat: An application of low viscosity asphalt which is placed over an untreated paving base which allows for a smoother and more solid surface space to work with.
Tack Coat: A light application of asphalt which is layered over a pre-existing asphalt or concrete surface and is used to ensure a bond is created between both surfaces.
Now you can talk the talk, it’s time to walk the walk…on a brand new driveway! For the best Driveways Birmingham has to offer, book in your free no obligation quote with us today!