Here at Allmac we specialise in high quality tarmac driveways and we know that they bring with them many benefits and here we will look at a few of those benefits and what they will mean for you.
Tarmac is a highly durable choice when it come to driveway material. It is also aesthetically easy on the eye and very low maintenance making it a popular choice for busy home owners. Tarmac driveways can last for up to 15 years.
Tarmac can be also a more economical choice when it comes to choosing a material for your new driveway costing around £40 to £70 per square metre. Comparing this to concrete which costs around £70 per square metre. Tarmac is also less likely to develop cracks and deterioration than concrete. Gravel driveways cost around £35 a square metre but this can sometimes require excavation, gravel driveways will also require much more maintenance than tarmac driveways. Block paving driveways will cost around £210 per square metre so you can easily see why tarmac driveways are more affordable.
What will affect how much your tarmac driveway will cost?
The size – As the tarmac is charged per square metre its obvious the bigger the driveway the higher the cost, not only due to materials but also the labour costs and time.
The shape – Tarmac driveways are layed in a semi liquid state and edging is required. If the driveway is a odd shape then the edging costs maybe increased
The preparation – Costs maybe increased when laying your tarmac driveway if a lot of preparation is needed to the ground.
Drainage – When we lay a tarmac driveway for you checking the drainage is vital to ensure the water will run off the driveway correctly. If there is no drainage then you will need to contact the council to divert the water into public waterways. This will then increase costs.
The advantages of choosing to have a tarmac driveway include –
Easy to install – Tarmac driveways are relatively easy to install so labour costs are lower
Durable – Tarmac driveways are durable which is needed when you will use them everyday to park your vehicle
Easily maintained – Tarmac driveways have a smooth finish and this makes then easy to clean and keep looking good. They are also easy to fix if a crack or problem does occur.
Weather resistant – Tarmac driveways are weather resistant which is good for us in the UK with our wet and cold winters.
Value added to property – Installing a new tarmac driveway will add value to your property
If you are thinking of adding a tarmac driveway to your property then contact us today and we will be able to provide a free no obligation quote.