Many people ask if tarmac is cheaper than block paving. The simple answer to that is yes in most cases it is. Lets have a look at the pros and cons for both tarmac and block paving so you can decide which would be the best option for you.
Pros and cons of block paving
Pros of block paving:
Versatile – Block paving is very versatile when it comes to the aesthetic side of things. This is because there are many types of block paving available and the blocks can be layed in various patterns to suit the individual look you wish to achieve. The blocks for block paving also come in a variety of colours to match your garden colour scheme or home.
Long lasting – Block paving is long lasting and very resilient. It can withstand adverse weather. Block paving can also withstand multiple cars and large vehicles easily without damage.
Maintenance – Block paving driveways are easy to repair and the maintenance is simple. If the blocks do get damaged or come loose they are easily lifted and replaced.
Cons of a block paving driveway:
Price – Block paving driveways are expensive, especially when compared to a tarmac driveway
Installation time – Block paving driveway designs are often more detailed and will take longer to install than a tarmac driveway
Pros and cons of a tarmac driveway
Pros of a tarmac driveway:
Price – Tarmac driveways are usually considerably cheaper than a block paving driveway. This is because tarmac is a cheaper material and also easier to install than block paving.
Installation – Tarmac driveways are easier to install and this means less disruption to you during the driveway installation process.
Cons of a tarmac driveway
Lifespan – Tarmac driveways are durable however they are not thought to be quite as long lasting as a block paving driveway. Cracks and puddles can sometimes form on a tarmac driveway however if you choose a professional such as us at Allmac this is unlikely.
Versatility – Tarmac is not as versatile as block paving as it has less choice of colour and design as block paving.
There are pros and cons for both block paving and tarmac driveways and we hope that this article has given you a clearer insight into both options. If you would like more information contact one of our friendly team to discuss your individual requirements.