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Smiths Home Improvements and Landscaping - Building Tarmacadam Drives, paths and patios

Tarmacadam

 

Tarmacacadam Services

We provide many different tarmacadam services to both residential and commercial properties. Our dedicated workforce install, and also repair and upgrade tarmacadam driveways.

Standard Tarmacadam driveways typically come with discrete concrete edging, but this can be rather easily replaced with block paving. This helps outline your tarmacadam driveway and provide it with extra stability.

There are a variety of edgings to choose from and block pave provides a wide choice of colours, shapes and sizes to choose from.

Tarmacadam is a strong, durable and easy to maintain product.

It is used for driveways, paths as well as for road surfacing.

About Tarmacadam

  • Hard wearing
  • Long lasting
  • Many different colours available
  • Multiple uses, not just driveways
  • Stylish edging available, including built-in drainage and block paving
  • Low maintenance
  • Tarmac driveways can be resealed and resurfaced
  1. Remove the current driveway surface
  2. Grade your driveway slope
  3. Compact the base soil
  4. Cover the base soil with crushed rock
  5. Pack the crushed rock into the subsoil
  6. Allow the base to settle for a week
  7. Compact the asphalt with a heavy roller
  8. Treat the edges of the driveway

Drains can be included with your driveway installation, or added to an existing tarmacadam driveway to remove groundwater and prevent the buildup of puddles.

Standard Tarmacadam driveways typically come with discrete concrete edging, but this can be rather easily replaced with block paving. This helps outline your tarmacadam driveway and provide it with extra stability.  There are a variety of colours, sizes, shapes and designs of block pavers to choose from to compliment or contrast the tarmac driveway.

Building a Tarmac Driveway

With building a tarmac driveway, the preparation is the key.

The existing area is dug out to a specific depth, in order to handle vehicles to drive or park on it.

Hard core is laid, leveled and impacted. Sharp sand is laid, leveled and impacted.

Edgings and any drainage that is required is installed.

Block paving makes ideal edgings.  There is a choice of edgings and with block paving the colour, type and size varies. The colour can compliment or contrast the tarmac driveway.

Tarmac comes in the traditional colours of either black or red. 

Tarmac is laid, leveled and a roller is used to the final smooth, level surface that is required.

Door steps can be incorporated into the design, if required.

Finished product - a nice smooth level driveway.