Most roads in the UK, and around the world, are made from tarmac (or asphalt), so it is no wonder that they are an excellent choice for driveways.
Tarmac can support heavy loads and is long lasting. It requires very little maintenance, and unlike many other types of driveways, it does not have to be regularly sealed.
Be aware that one of the most significant downsides to a tarmac drive is that oil, petrol and diesel can deteriorate the surface of tarmac.
- Excavation and removal of existing driveway surface.
- Install high-grade membrane to prevent weed growth.
- Edging is then laid in concrete.
- The sub-base is laid next and then compacted either manually or mechanically.
- The binder course also known as a base course is laid by hand or machine, and a roller is used for compaction.
- A wearing course also known as a surface course is applied and compacted using a roller to create the smooth final finish.