Tarmacadam, which is often incorrectly referred to as Tarmac™ is perfect for areas to be trafficked by vehicles, such as driveways and forecourts, and can also be used for paths, playgrounds etc. However tarmacadam is not recommended for paths and patios. The wearing course (the uppermost surface) may be coloured, several colours are available if requested.
At Paving Driveway we specialise in obtaining paving quotes from contractors who offer services in your area.
All our Tarmacadam installation experts are fully equipped with an extensive range of equipment to undertake all types of work from hand to machine laid, including commercial, industrial and domestic. Whatever your needs, we can provide the complete Tarmac package.
For peace of mind, you are advised to use only companies using ministry of transport materials to ensure a quality foundation of the installation, therefore we are confident that by using top quality products along with an experienced, competent installation team you really cannot go wrong.
The Stylish Red Tarmac Paving
A Typical Black Tarmac Driveway
What is Tarmac?
Tarmacadam is a bituminous material used in paving, also known as Tarmac™ or Asphalt. Tarmacadam is comprised of tar and broken stone which is mixed and shaped during the paving process, usually laid out and brushed evenly and then compressed by machinery such as a steam roller.
Tarmacadam is suitable for areas to be used by vehicles, such as roads, car parks, drives and forecourts. Tarmacadam can also be used for paths, although it is not advisable using Tarmacadam for garden paths. In general, all Tarmacadam installations should be machine laid by an paver machine except where it would be impossible/impractical to use a paver.
Such exceptions include small areas (such as some private driveways), confined spaces and footpaths. On private works, the contractor will decide which is the most appropriate laying method to use. In most cases, the finish achieved with machine laid bitmac is far superior to hand laid material.
So don't trawl the internet looking for the cheapest paving company, let Paving Driveway do the legwork and find you a quotation today!