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Many of our customers ask us what is best for their driveway is it tarmac or concrete. Here we look
at the pros and cons of both to allow you to make an informed decision as to what material is best
for you for your driveway.

Both tarmac and concrete are fantastic for driveways, and they are excellent options for cost-
effective, long-standing driveways that look great.

Tarmac driveways are classic in the way they look, and they are timeless in the way they look.
Concrete driveways are seemed to be more modern as you can create different looks with patterns
within the concrete.

Tarmac driveways are found to be easier to repair than a concrete driveway as well as being cheaper
when it comes to the initial installation for the driveway to be created.

Concrete is found to have a longer lifespan however than tarmac and requires less maintenance
than a tarmac driveway.

Both concrete and tarmac driveways are very hardwearing, and they can withstand extreme
weather conditions.

So, lets look at comparisons between the two materials:

Appearance and finish:

Tarmac driveways are a standard look and finish. Concrete driveways can be patterned and coloured
to suit your different tastes.

Cost of installation:

Tarmac driveways are known to be one of the cheapest driveway materials to install. Concrete
driveways cost much more than a tarmac driveway for installation.

Cracks and repairs:

Concrete driveways are easier to completely replace than they are to repair as repairs are very
expensive on a concrete driveway. Cracks and holes in a tarmac driveway can be easily repaired an
sealed and this is usually at a very low cost to you.


Tarmac driveways do require maintenance and they will need to be resealed also every few years.
Concrete driveways do not need as much maintenance as a tarmac one.


Both concrete and tarmac driveways have a long lifespan and will last you a very long time, this goes
for tarmac if it is correctly maintained. Concrete does tend to have a slightly longer lifespan however
than tarmac.

We hope that this article has been of some use when looking at which product is best for you. If you
would like to discuss your driveway and whether a Tarmac Driveway is best for your requirements please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team today.