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Tarmacadam

Tarmacadam Driveways

Tarmacadam or Tarmac/Bitmac is a very effective way of landscaping your pathways, driveways or any large areas that will be used for vehicles. It is available in black or red with the option of adding personalised centre pieces or edgings such as decorative stones, circle or shaped features and kerb stones. Tarmac is made up of rock, shale and asphalt cement and generally last 15 years or over. When laid correctly Tarmac assures an even texture finish which provides a safe surface minimising the risk of slips, trips and falls.

Sometimes an existing Tarmac or concrete surface can be over laid with a new wearing surface course ( Top coating ). This is usually a fast and cost effective way of refreshing your driveway area providing it is laid using the correct bitumen tac-coat emulsion.

  • Surface course
  • Binder course
  • Sub-base
  • Sub-grade

In most cases, a well laid Tarmacadam surface is impermeable to water and when laid correctly water should be directed to open ground or to suitable drainage points.