Tarmac Driveways

The Benefits of Tarmac Driveways

One way to instantly improve the visual appeal of a home is through a high quality driveway or patio. It creates a striking and inviting first impression for your home. It also makes for a great environment for relaxing and entertaining guests. With all the options on offer however, it can be overwhelming to choose just one. Tarmac is a practical and durable choice that is worth considering. Tarmac drives have always been a popular surface choice and it’s not hard to see why. Here are the benefits of tarmac drives.

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Preparation and Cost

It is relatively easily to lay tarmac compared to other surfaces such as block paving. If you start out with a relatively flat surface then it doesn’t take much preparation to begin laying down tarmac. That means that the driveway work will be completed quicker there is much less upheaval involved. These are two factors that make tarmac one of the most cost-effective driveway solutions as requiring less time to complete the job means that the cost of the work should be reduced.


Ever since tarmac was invented it has been well known for being durable and lasting long. It can even last longer than block paving while also being less susceptible to cracking once cooling off.

Tarmac is durable against weather and doesn’t experience problems related to water and frost; both of which may damage block paving. Because of the toughness of tarmac it can be a great support surface for most vehicle types.


Tarmac is first laid out in a hot liquid and then levelled out and compacted through a process that could take up to a few hours to complete. The finished product will be flat and even. Tarmac is professional looking but not everyone enjoys the uniform appearance. There is a variety of different design features that can be added to tarmac to make it look more interesting. You may wish to embed paving or add a paved border to make the tarmac look more unique. You can also improve the appearance using landscape features like planting and shaped flower beds.

Maintaining Tarmac

Given how durable tarmac is and that it stands up well against weather damage it’s easy to maintain tarmac. If there is any need to maintain or repair tarmac then the job can often be done quickly and easily.

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We offer a variety of different patterns and styles to suit your completed driveway, our team of skilled professionals can help you decide which pattern, colorway and style will suit your driveway best.

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BB Block Paving Driveways Birmingham
Unit 121, 180 Sherlock St, Birmingham, B5 7EH, United Kingdom
0121 405 9812
M-F: 7:30am – 6pm, S-S, 7:30am – 6:30pm



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