If a tarmacadam driveway is properly and professionally installed it should give many years of use, even with regular vehicular traffic.
Over time, however the tarmacadam surface will slowly degenerate and cracks can appear which may eventually form pot holes.
A very badly damaged tarmacadam driveway may need to be excavated and a new driveway installed. However if your driveway has suffered only slight wear, it may only need to be resurfaced.
If your tarmacadam driveway is showing signs of aging but the surface is still intact, it will probably only need to be treated with tarmac paint or a tarmacadam restoration product.
Less expensive tarmacadam paints which are available will only offer a quick fix and provide a temporary solution in terms of improving your driveway’s appearance.
Professionally applied tarmacadam paints should not only re-colour the tarmacadam surface, they should also seal it and protect it from ultra violet light.
Good quality tarmac paints, properly applied will protect your driveway from wear and tear. They will also reduce weed growth and prolong the life of your driveway.