We walk all over it, but does anyone stop and think about the great material that is tarmac? We think it’s much underrated. That is why we have decided to whip together a short article on tarmac, it’s benefits and what should be considered if you need tarmac laid. There are so many tarmac surfacing contractors to compare too, so we’ll give you some advice.
Read on and find out more about the mighty tarmac.
What is tarmac?
Tarmac is the name given to the road surface we drive on. However, the actual title for the material on modern roads is Asphalt. Tarmac was originally the name given to specifically tar being poured on top of crushed gravel to give a smooth driving surface. Tarmac surfacing contractors now use Bitmac. Bitmac is the same procedure, using Bitumen instead of tar.
What are the benefits of laying tarmac?
There are many benefits to laying tarmac as either a road surface or in your driveway. We have listed some of the main ones here:
- Tarmac is extremely low maintenance. One it has been laid you will not have any surprise costs or need to spend much time at all keeping it looking fresh. A sweep and making sure ice is cleared in the winter is all you need.
- Tarmac can be laid in almost any surface, of any area size. If you have a very large driveway then this will be a very cost-effective option.
- Tarmac is one of the strongest, most durable options you can choose for your road or driveway. If you avoid spilling oil or petrol on the surface you will not experience any breakage or cracking.
- Many people think tarmac only comes in one colour but in fact, it is very customisable. There are many coloured surfaces available. You can also add borders (if it is a driveway) to add some individuality to the installation.
As you can see, the benefits of tarmac make it a sound choice.
Which tarmac surfacing contractors should I choose?
If you are looking to invest in tarmac for your home driveways or roads, finding the best tarmac surfacing contractors can be hard. If you are in the Glasgow area, there is one that stands out from the rest. RM Kennedy & Sons are a reputable contractor based in Lanarkshire who provide many services in the roadwork category. Contact them now and find out if they can help.