Tarmacadam, better known as tarmac, is a paving and surfacing material which is commonly used to surface areas which are occupied by vehicles. This includes roads, forecourts, car parks and yes, even your driveway. Laying out tarmac is something that should be carried out by professionals and luckily enough, here at Quality Driveways, we consider ourselves the number one professionals to go to for all your paving needs.
Tarmac is made up of broken stones and tar which is mixed and shaped during the process of laying it out on a surface. During this process, it is then heavily pressed down by a steam roller. It is a popular paving material due to its flexibility, cheap cost and the few techniques which are required.
Of course, nothing is perfect and everything comes with cons one way or another. Tarmac is a bad choice of material for those who fancy themselves quite the mechanic and love tinkering with cars and motorcycles. Diesel or petrol spills, splashes of engine oil and other solvents such as paint thinner can damage tarmac. In a worst case scenario, once they have broken down the hardened top surface, the solvents will eat through the lower layers. This damage is irreversible and can only be amended by patching.
Unknown to many, however, tarmac can come in a range of different colours which can be more attractive and unique than using the tarmac that is found on roads. By choosing a different colour tarmac to the everyday choice, you can immediately add a splash of originality, style and individuality to your property.
We offer a range of different driveway materials, including tarmac. If you’re thinking that it’s time to go tarmac, get in contact with Quality Driveways for the best driveways Birmingham has to offer!