Tarmac Driveways: An Overview A relatively cheap option, tarmac is quick and easy to install, making it a popular option for driveways-as well as for resurfacing roadways.
After proper preparation of the base, the tarmacadam can be applied in less than a day. This makes it a far more convenient choice, as your driveway will be out of action for only a minimal amount of time.
In the case where your existing tarmac can be overlaid, installation will be even quicker. A new layer will be simply installed over the cracked and worn layers-provided such surface protrusions aren’t too deep. In the latter instance, repairs will generally be required.
If regularly maintained, tarmac driveways can last for a very long time. Although prone to cracking, this is usually due to poor installation, or improper preparation of the base.
For properties with smaller drives, tarmac may not be suitable; the product requires heavy machinery to install it which may be too large and unwieldy for the designated space.
Although flawlessly functional to start with, after a few years, the effects of both weathering and oxidation will start to take their toll on your tarmac.
One of the first key signs that all is not as it should be is the sight of ‘surface ravelling’, which, in a nutshell, refers to the disintegration of the surface, and, subsequently, the immediate layers below it.
Generally speaking, this phenomenon occurs for one of several reasons:
Loss of bond between aggregate particles and the asphalt binder due to inadequate compaction during construction or… Mechanical dislodging by certain types of traffic (often as a result of heavy vehicle use, or larger, load-bearing vehicles stored on a driveway.) Although such issues can be addressed, it is important to stress that this is solely a short-term solution, with the same problem likely to rear its ugly head once again at a later date. One-off repairs may seem more financially viable initially, but, over time, can be considerable due to frequency-not to mention the costs to your time as well.
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