We often get asked what the best driveway material is, but there is no one correct answer to this question. Your personal style, requirements, and intended use will all steer you in one direction or another. Here we look at the benefits, and why a tarmac driveway might be just what you are after.
So, let’s take a look at why you need a tarmac driveway.
Great Value For Money
Cost always plays a crucial role in buying decisions, and the same is true when we talk about driveways. A tarmac driveway is often the least expensive solution, and its durability gives you a life similar to or longer than its alternatives.
Tarmac dries quickly, and this is just what you need if you want access to your home and garage back as soon as possible. Its quick-drying nature also lowers any risk of polluting waterways, with any runoff turning solid in an instant.
A tarmac driveway can also be recycled, with the tarmac being used again elsewhere. This gives it at least a moderate green credential, so there is no need for sleepless nights worrying about your environmental impact.
Modern tarmac driveways offer a smooth finish yet skid-resistant surface. You can choose from a number of colours (not just black) and enjoy the function and practical convenience for many years to come.
Long Lasting & Low Maintenance
A tarmac driveway is long-lasting, and it is relatively easy and straightforward to fix cracks, maintain them, and reseal them after repairs or every few years to maintain a like-new appearance. The surface is weathertight and will not be penetrated by rain, snow, sleet, or ice. If laid right, the tarmac driveway will support heavy loads and frequent use without surface displacement or subsidence.
Occasional maintenance is usually limited to a quick sweep or wash down with a hose and water. A homeowner with practical skills can sometimes handle minor damage. Otherwise, you can call in the professionals and be sure to receive consistent and dependable results.
If damage occurs that cannot be fixed in an invisible manner; you can consider laying a new surface layer directly on top of the existing surface. Again, this is a quick and affordable solution.
When choosing a driveway contractor, choose one that is an expert installer of other driveway types as well. By doing this, you know the advice and recommendations are based on what is suitable for you and not just because it is the only material they can supply.
Furthermore, choosing a tarmac driveway installer with a long history and good reputation ensures you will receive an excellent after-sales service.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Staffordshire Driveways today for a quote for resurfacing or a new tarmac driveway. We have been installing all types of driveways for more than twenty years, making us the company you can trust.