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Is Tarmac A Good Choice for A Driveway?

Choosing the perfect material for your driveway involves deciding between various options, each with its own advantages and considerations. A popular choice is tarmac which is also known as asphalt. Tarmac driveways have gained popularity due to their durability, affordability and versatility. 

Benefits of Tarmac Driveways 


Tarmac driveways are generally more affordable in comparison to other options including, concrete or block paving. This makes tarmac a great option for homeowners on a budget or for larger driveways. 


Tarmac surfacing has been proven to have exceptional durability, particularly when properly installed and maintained. It can withstand vehicular traffic and heavy loads without cracking or crumbling easily. This material ensures a long-lasting and reliably driveway surface. 

Smooth Finish

Tarmac driveways are popular for their smooth and even surface which provides a comfortable and satisfying driving or walking experience. This surface also produces relatively low-noise due to reduction in tire friction sound. 

Weather Resistance 

Tarmac is known for its great resistance to extreme weather conditions including severely high and low temperatures. This material is flexible, allowing for expansion and contraction with temperature changes with minimal damage.

Quick Installation 

Tarmac driveways are installed quickly compared to most other materials. We offer a professional service that is completed efficiently and minimises disruption. 

Tarmac Driveway Considerations


Whilst these driveways are functional some homeowners may find tarmac less visually appealing compared to other options. Tarmac has a plain uniform black colour, which may not suit all homes or preferences. 


Tarmac is durable but requires regular maintenance to retain its appearance and quality. Occasional repairs may be necessary. 

Heat Retention 

Tarmac driveways can absorb and retain heat making the surface warm during hot weather. This can be a consideration in hot countries as it may be uncomfortable to walk or park on. 


Overall, choosing the right material for your driveway is important for balancing cost, durability, maintenance and aesthetics. Tarmac driveways are a great option for homeowners looking for an affordable, durable and quick-to-install option. Whilst they are not the most visually appealing they are incredibly functional and resilient. With professional installation and regular maintenance, tarmac can provide a durable and reliable surface for your driveway.