Tarmac Surfacing And Driveways Dorset

Dares Surfacing are experts in the installation of tarmac driveways Dorset. Want a quote for your new tarmac driveway dorset? 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 Dorset, 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. For tarmac driveways Dorset, don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

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High Quality Tarmac Driveways Dorset

We are known for supplying high quality tarmac driveways in Dorset 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 Dorset – 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.

Tarmac Surfacing and Resurfacing Dorset

We specialise in providing top-notch tarmac surfacing and resurfacing services throughout Dorset. Whether you need a new driveway installation or want to rejuvenate an existing one, our team of skilled professionals is here to deliver exceptional results in tarmac surfacing Dorset that enhance the look and functionality of your property.

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Expert Tarmac Surfacing

Tarmacadam, commonly known as tarmac, is a highly suitable material for various applications due to its durability and smooth finish. It’s ideal for driveways, forecourts, car parks, school playgrounds, and private roads. Our tarmac surfacing Dorset services involve meticulous preparation to ensure a clean and debris-free surface, preventing future cracks and damage.

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Reliable Tarmac Resurfacing

Over time, even the best-laid tarmac can show signs of wear and tear. Our tarmac resurfacing Dorset services breathe new life into your driveway, providing a cost-effective solution to extend its lifespan. We handle every project with precision and care, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine and delivering a quiet, smooth surface that meets your needs.

Benefits of Tarmac Surfacing Dorset


Tarmacadam provides a long-lasting, resilient surface that can withstand heavy use and various weather conditions. When laid correctly, tarmac can last for many years with minimal maintenance.


Tarmac is often more budget-friendly than other surfacing options, especially for larger areas. It provides an economical solution without compromising on quality or durability.

Easy Maintenance

Tarmac is relatively easy to repair and maintain. While patch repairs are visible, the overall maintenance process is straightforward, ensuring your driveway remains in good condition.

Weather Resistant

Tarmac can withstand a wide range of weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for driveways in Dorset. It performs well in both cold and hot climates, maintaining its integrity over time.

Quick Installation

The installation process for tarmac driveways in Dorset is efficient and quick, reducing the time needed to complete your project. This means less disruption to your daily routine and faster results.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Tarmac provides a smooth, clean finish that enhances the appearance of your property. It can be customised with different styles and colours to match the aesthetic of your home.

Why Choose Dares Surfacing in Dorset?

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 Dorset. We offer professional and personal service, and we are able to take on both commercial and domestic tarmac surfacing dorset work. We pride ourselves on our great reputation and the complete satisfaction of our customers.

Get in Touch

For tarmac driveways in Dorset, there is no one better suited for the job than us! Call today on 07970 027 614 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 tarmac driveway in Dorset!


There are a variety of factors that play a part in the cost of a tarmac driveway in Dorset. From the materials used to the general size of the driveway, contacting our specialists will provide the best method for an accurate estimate of cost.

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

You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement tarmac driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) surfacing. This allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally.

Our experts will be able to provide further information based on your location and other specifications.

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 Dorset and the methods known for prolonging the lifespan, both cosmetically and practically.

To extend the life of your tarmac driveway in Dorset, 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.

The tarmac that creates the best appearance depends on the size of the tarmac, how strong the tarmac is and how the tarmac driveway is laid. Smaller aggregate is used for tarmac driveways as it creates a smooth appearance. When the tarmac is laid and compacted with a heavy roller and the process is done correctly, your driveway will look tidy and be ready for use, lasting for a long period of time.

Surprisingly, tarmac driveways in Dorset are the most affordable on the market and they last a long time making it a cost-effective solution.

Tarmac driveways in Dorset can last 15 years with little or no maintenance. Tarmac also is great for the cold weather that the UK endures.

Tarmac and asphalt look exactly the same but have very slightly different properties. Tarmac driveways will offer more resistance to continual scuffing by motor tyres and are less costly to replace. Macadam surfaces also generate dust easily.

It is extremely rare that you will ever have to clean your tarmac driveways. If you do see a build-up of leaves on the tarmac you can remove the leaves using a yard brush and then dispose of them. If the tarmac driveway needs additional cleaning, you can combine 1 part laundry detergent with 3 parts water and 1 part bleach and scrub the area with the same brush.

Sometimes when surfaces are newly laid, it can appear that there are brown patches. This occurs because when we use a roller, we use water to prevent the asphalt from sticking between the asphalt and the tarmac driveways. This appearance is only superficial and will disappear within a few days. 

You shouldn’t drive on your newly laid tarmac driveways for the first 3 days. Due to the tarmac drying, heavy vehicles could cause indentations to the tarmac.

We want you to trust in our services in the same way that we do. This is why we offer a 10-year guarantee, giving you customer satisfaction for the years to come.

  • Bournemouth 
  • Wareham
  • Studland
  • Swanage
  • Waymouth 
  • Dorchester 
  • Bridport 
  • Charmouth 
  • Yetminster 
  • Sherbourne 
  • Stalbridge 
  • Gillingham 
  • Sturminster Newton 
  • Poole
  • Christchurch 
  • Ferndown
  • Wimborne Minster 
  • Christchurch

These are just a few locations, but we do cover all parts of Dorset

We provide you with the very best products and services in: 

  • Tarmacing 
  • Concrete surfacing 
  • Block paving 
  • DT resin