For larger driveways tarmac is often the cheapest option, however, small areas can be comparably priced to block paving, especially if your preference is for coloured tarmac.
Tarmac driveways are popular due to being easy to lay, hardwearing and functional. The area to be covered needs to be sound and free from debris, it is essential the sub base, binder course and surface course are of sufficient quality to ensure durability. The tarmac is laid at very high temperature, compacted to the right shape and then left to cool to form a robust hard wearing surface. Modern binders are more durable than those of just a few years ago, a standard use residential driveway should last at least 10 years.
Tarmac, like concrete, cannot be invisibly repaired. Patching is the only solution, but repairs will be visible to the eye. If a large area is to be 'patched', it may be preferable to resurface the entire area, to retain an aesthetic appearance
The team were very professional. They worked hard and I was pleased with the work. I am particularly pleased with the new lawn and the fence which replaced my wrecked one. When they left, everything was neat and tidy.Anne, CM23 24 Jun 2015
An absolute joy to have at our home. The Herts Paving team were exceptional. Always on time, worked hard, polite and courteous and put in a fantastic driveway, front fence and a driveway gate. The finish is TOP CLASS. Nothing was to much trouble for the team. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is considering having any work completed on there property. Can't praise them highly enough.Gary, WD6 30 May 2015