Tarmac Driveways are often seen as a purely functional form of driveway paving. However, the use of coloured tarmac and block paving features embedded in the tarmac surface or used as edging or kerbs can create an attractive alternative to a standard black tarmac driveway.
Installing a tarmac driveway is a specialised skill which, for large areas at least, requires expensive machinery to compact it properly.
A domestic tarmac driveway is installed in several layers, with at least 100 mm of stone forming the sub-base. Over this is compacted at least 50 mm of a binder course of tarmac then a 30 mm layer of a hard wearing course of tarmac.
Although it sometimes gets a bad press, a professionally and properly installed tarmac driveway will not only be attractive, it will offer a very durable paving surface which should last for many years.