Tarmac Driveways Charmouth

Dares Surfacing are experts in the installation of tarmac driveways in Charmouth, Dorset. Want a quote for your new tarmac driveway? Give us a call! We’re always on hand ready to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a competitive quote. We strive for perfection with all of the tarmac driveways we install in Charmouth, could this be your driveway we are working on next?

We supply the very best products and our groundwork technicians are all highly-skilled, experienced tradesmen. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

High Quality Tarmac Driveways in Charmouth

tarmac driveways Charmouth

We are known for supplying high quality tarmac driveways in Charmouth that will last you for years to come. We can enhance the look, value and practicality of the exterior of your home. Tarmac is a fantastic material to use due to its longevity, durability and flexibility. When it is in its soft state, it is levelled and compacted to take on the exact shape of your driveway in Charmouth – Meaning that we can ensure you have a tarmac surface which is very easy on the eye AND highly durable.

We can offer a range of different styles & colours of tarmac drives to suit the look of your home. We can recommend the best option for you and tailor a solution to your requirements. Call Dares Surfacing today to discuss your tarmacing needs.

The Benefits of Tarmac Driveways

Tarmac has many advantages over other driveway materials. One of the primary benefits is that it is able to withstand all weather conditions. It is a durable material during the tough winter months as well as the blazing heat of summer, and everything else in between! Whatever weather conditions Charmouth has to offer, your tarmac driveway will remain intact.

In addition to the weather, your driveway will also be subjected to the heavy weight and pressure of cars & vans. Tarmac is an excellent material for withstanding heavy weight, so if your household in Charmouth has more than one car, a tarmac driveway is an ideal solution. Compared with other materials, tarmac is one of the best for withstanding heavy pressure.

Tarmac is easy to maintain and keep clean, as well as being a highly cost effective solution for your driveway. The list of benefits goes on and on!

Why Choose Dares Surfacing in Charmouth?

At Dares Surfacing, we pride ourselves on our quality products and professional workmanship. We have many years of experience laying tarmac driveways and many happy clients in Charmouth. We offer a professional and personal service, and we are able to take on both commercial and domestic tarmac driveways work. We pride ourselves on our great reputation and the complete satisfaction of our customers.

Get in Touch

For tarmac driveways in Charmouth, there is no one better suited for the job than us! Call today on 07970027614 or fill out our contact form online for a free, no obligation quote. We look forward to hearing from you and working on your new driveway!


For a brand new tarmac driveway in Charmouth, you can expect to pay upwards of £2000 for the surface, and possibly extra for any foundations. The cost of a tarmac driveway depends on the area you want covering and the company you choose. With Dares Surfaces, you will receive a cost-effective service with a properly and professionally laid tarmac driveway in Charmouth. 

Get in touch with Dares Surfacing for more information on our pricing structure or to receive a quote.

Often, tarmac driveways in Charmouth are cheaper than block paving. The cost-efficiency of tarmac driveways usually stems from the time taken and the tools needed to lay the initial foundation. Tarmac driveways in Charmouth can take around a day to complete, whereas block paving can take several.

Planning permission is only needed for a tarmac driveway in Charmouth if your driveway exceeds 5 metres square and is being laid traditionally (in an impermeable way). Any smaller driveways do not require planning permission from your local council and can be installed with no issue. 

If you are simply resurfacing your tarmac driveway, planning permission isn’t required as you aren’t laying a fresh driveway.

When asphalt is first laid the surface will have a shiny black appearance. After some weeks, and depending on use, the glossiness will reduce as the surface weathers. Within 6 months to a year, the colour will lighten to a dark grey as the binder at the surface, when exposed to the sunlight, oxidises and wears.

As part of our service, our team can discuss tarmac driveways in Charmouth and the methods known to prolong the lifespan, both cosmetically and practically.

To extend the life of your tarmac driveway in Charmouth, you can apply a sealant to its surface. Most professionals will apply it after a year of its installation. The sealant works as a barrier to the elements that can cause damage to the surface and allow the driveway to stay fresh and clean.

When laying a tarmac driveway in Charmouth, you should expect your driveway to last around 15 years or more. The lifespan of your driveway is impacted by maintenance and should last longer if properly cared for. Whilst tarmac requires little to no maintenance, you can always add a sealant to your driveway, acting as a barrier against the elements and allowing the driveway to remain undamaged.

Though concrete does last longer than tarmac, its weight exceeds its strength and replacing concrete is a bigger task. Tarmac is easier to handle, lay and maintain for your driveway in Charmouth. It’s also quicker and cheaper to implement which is why tarmac is often used for construction such as roadworks, reducing the time spent on these projects and allowing the flow of traffic to return to normal. 

Tarmac driveways in Charmouth are very low-maintenance and simply require the removal of debris such as leaves, dirt and branches. Sweep the surface to clean and apply water at low pressure, never at high pressure. Following these steps can help keep your tarmac driveway in Charmouth looking brand new. 

The best way to repair your tarmac driveway in Charmouth is to get in touch with Dares Surfacing. We have 30 years of experience dealing with tarmac, concrete and many other materials. We can help advise you on the best solution for your situation, from a simple resurface to a brand new driveway and everything in between. 

Whilst tarmac driveways can be repaired at home, it’s easy to cause further damage if it’s not done properly. Save both time and money and contact Dares Surfacing for help repairing your tarmac driveway in Charmouth.

It’s not uncommon to find moss growing on your tarmac driveway in Charmouth, luckily there are two simple solutions. Clean the area from any muck, leaves or debris and apply a moss and algae killer, or just apply the killer to your driveway and skip the cleaning step. Moss and algae killer not only removes traces of the plant from your tarmac, but it also inhibits further growth. 

To prevent moss from growing back, keep your driveway clean, dry, and out of shaded areas. Moss thrives in damp dark places so ensure your driveway isn’t covered by nearby trees.