If you are looking for a new driveway in Bristol, Tarmac could be the perfect option for you. It is durable, cost effective and attractive when installed correctly. As an experienced company and contractor, we have been laying tarmac driveways and car parks for years in the Bristol and Somerset area.
The benefits are numerous. It is pretty much maintenance free, hard wearing, and looks great for years to come. The surface itself can easily be repaired down the line if needed, as opposed to other surfacing options which can be expensive and tricky to repair properly.
Lots of our tarmac drives incorporate a block paved soldier course, this not only makes the driveway stand out, it also helps to retain the drive area against the other parts of the property and garden. The options for this are numerous; you can choose a huge range of coloured blocks or edges to offset the tarmacadam. You can also choose a coloured surface itself if desired, red is popular. Have a look at our gallery for some inspiration from works we have completed in Bristol.
Construction methods and considerations
To achieve the mentioned benefits and a lasting construction, the job has to be done properly. The first step is to excavate to the correct level (usually 250mm minimum) to create a stable and solid base. We then install all the edgings where required, prior to the sub-base going down. The sub-base is then laid, and is essential to the durability of the project. We then use quarried type 1 stone to ensure a long lasting foundation, on top of membrane when needed. After this, the base and binder course are laid, followed by the surface course to finish off the project.
As it is generally impermeable, drainage must be legally taken into consideration. We use aco channels (drainage) where needed, or we make sure the surface is directed into a suitable run off drainage area, thus conforming to private parking area planning guidelines, where water must not drain onto the public highway. When choosing a contractor, make sure they take this into account.
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