How To Maintain A Tarmac Driveway


Growing ever more common in the world of at-home renovations and modern upgrades, tarmac driveways are now the gold standard in safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing outside spaces for your home’s entrance.

Whether your driveway is used for off-street parking or as an extension of your entranceway, it is commonly a spot which sees high footfall and is subject to regular vehicle movement. What this means is that it needs to be strong and durable, as well as look good – which is where tarmac comes in.

In this blog, we’re considering both the benefits and the maintenance requirements of tarmac for homeowners – ensuring that you have all the facts before committing to the right surface material for you. 

The Benefits Of Tarmac For A Residential Or Private Driveway 

As your local tarmac driveway supplier and installation team, we believe that tarmac is up there as one of the best solutions – not least because of how versatile it is. Whereas paved slabs and concrete require significant upkeep with regard to levelling and stability, tarmac is made from a layer of resin-coated chippings – meaning that potholes or cracks are easy to fill in and fix.

Tarmac is also considered one of the most flexible driveway solutions in terms of weight and stability in high-footfall areas and remains stable in all conditions. 

Finally, a tarmac driveway looks good and can be tailored to your ideal aesthetic with a combination of different coloured resins and decorative chips laid on the surface. Whether you want to keep your driveway clear and simple or infuse it with colourful flecks, the choice is yours. 

Of course, in order to benefit from all of these selling points, you need to familiarise yourself with the maintenance requirements of tarmac. And while there aren’t many in the grand scheme of things, the importance of ticking these few boxes is high.

Maintenance And Upkeep Checklist 

Perhaps the most regular form of maintenance that your tarmac driveway will require is the removal of debris, using a stiff bristle brush. Beyond this, it’s important that you don’t let liquid lie dormant on your tarmac for too long and ensure that if the weather is very warm and your driveway is subject to direct sunlight, keep an eye out for cracks and for signs of the surface melting.

Any issue is quick and easy to fix with the right professional help and equipment – however, you will find that such repair work is much more cost-effective if you act quickly.

Is A Tarmac Driveway Right For You? 

Tarmac is a low-maintenance option for residential driveways, which taps into the modern homeowner’s desire for a convenient surface which will remain durable and stable throughout the year. From eradicating the need to pull weeds and reset loose paving slabs, to creating an aesthetic finish that you can be proud of, tarmac driveways are the gold standard in modern driveways for a reason.

Reach out to our team to discuss the installation of your own tarmac surface, or visit our website for more information on this and other services that we offer.