Even though we see and use it each and every day, how much do you know about the tarmac that you walk or drive on? Used in a variety of settings, both domestic and commercial, tarmac can be found everywhere from paths and driveways through to car parks and roads so is a vital part of everyday life. Here at C R MacDonald, we thought it would be useful to provide you with a bit more information on this valuable material through a collection of frequently asked questions and their answers;
FAQ One: What is Tarmac?
Tarmac is a material made by mixing pieces of stone and tar together before being laid whilst it is still hot so it can be shaped accordingly. With many uses, tarmac is a robust, hard wearing material which makes it popular for use on driveways, paths and car parks plus many more areas.
FAQ Two: How Easy is Tarmac to Maintain?
Tarmac is renowned for being fairly easy to maintain as regular jet washing should be all it takes to keep it looking great and functioning effectively.
FAQ Three: How Long Will Tarmac Last?
On average, the lifespan of tarmac is between 12 and 15 years before it will need to be replaced or undergo major repair work. Through years of heavy use and exposure to inclement weather conditions, minor repairs to cracks and potholes may need to be completed, however other than this, very little maintenance work is required.
FAQ Four: Is the Use of Tarmac Environmentally Friendly?
As a completely natural and fully recyclable material, tarmac can be considered one of the most environmentally friendly methods of surfacing available.
FAQ Five: Can I Attempt to Lay Tarmac Myself?
Whilst there is nothing stopping you from attempting to lay tarmac yourself, the process can be difficult and to get the very best results, it is advisable to call upon professionals, which is where our team come in. Working both commercially and domestically, we are skilled in many forms of tarmac surfacing and resurfacing, with past experience on all manner of different projects.
Hopefully the answers to these FAQs on tarmac have given you a much better understanding and remember, should you need a professional tarmac project completing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at the earliest opportunity.