PROFESSIONAL TARMAC DRIVEWAY RESURFACING

Tarmac is a suitable material for your driveway installation. It is also commonly used for highly trafficked areas such as forecourts, car parks, school playgrounds and private roads.
Dare Surfacing are expert, specialists in installing tarmac driveways, making sure that the preparation of the driveway is firstly clean and free from organic matter to avoid the surface from developing cracks.
Tarmac drives can last for years and years if laid correctly, so call in the experts at Dare Surfacing today.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Tarmacadam – Durability
When laid properly, tarmac is a durable, reliable and smooth surface which is relatively easy to repair – although patch repairs will always be visible and it will often look better if the entire area is re-surfaced.
It can degrade under UV light causing brittleness, cracks and pot holes. Additionally, diesel spillages will spoil a tarmac driveway
Of all the different types of surfacing which can be used to construct a driveway, tarmacadam is considered the budget option, especially when compared to block paving, or pattern imprinted concrete. However, whilst large areas can be economically resurfaced the cost of using tarmac for a small driveway can be comparable to the more aesthetically pleasing block paving.
All our resurfacing projects are undertaken safely, quickly and efficiently. We always take local businesses, residents and road users into account when undertaking our work and aim to cause the minimum of mess and disruption. Providing a quiet, smooth surface for vehicles.

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PREPARING A DRIVEWAY

  • Bitumen is the remains of the oil refinement process used to create the fuels we use every day. It is think and sticky.
  • Macadam as developed by John MacAdam in the 19th Century was a the process of binding togeather smaller agregates. Later bound with Tar, then Bitumen to become what we know today as bitmac.

FAQ’S

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

Often, Tarmac Driveways 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 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 and the methods known to prolonging the lifespan, both cosmetically and practically.

To extend the life of your tarmac driveway, 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.

Why Choose Dares Surfacing?

At Dares Surfacing, we pride ourselves on our quality products and professional workmanship. We supply the very best products, from tarmacing, concrete surfacing, block paving & DT resin to Marshalls paving slabs, and our groundwork technicians are all highly-skilled, experienced tradesmen.

There are many benefits when it comes to using our services, but to highlight a few…

Block Paving Experts

Block Paving Experts

With so many block paving styles and colours available; unique and custom designs are very much achievable..

Quality Tarmac Surfacing

Quality Tarmac Surfacing

We have many years of experience laying tarmac surfaces and many happy clients in Devon & Somerset.

Resin Bound Surfacing

Resin Bound Surfacing

With Resin bound surfaces the finish is an anti slip, weed proof, porous surface with the performance of concrete or tarmac.