No.1 Tarmac Contractors Kildare
Looking for a Quality Tarmac Driveway in Kildare? You've come to the right place!
Are you looking to replace or have a new tarmac driveway in Kildare installed? Perhaps your existing driveway is too small, or has come to the end of its lifespan? Absolute Drives and Patios in Kildare can certainly help.
We are professional installers of black tarmac drives and asphalt driveways in Kildare and across the region. We only use the finest tarmac on the market. With over 30 years experienc in the business, eour team are able to deliver to you a high quality bespoke tarmac drive. Although it is often labelled as tarmac the official name for this material is asphalt as it contains mastic bitumen and course aggregates that combine to produce one of the most hard wearing and durable surfaces possible – making it perfect for driveways.
How Long Does It Take?
An average tarmac driveway installations takes 2 to 3 days. If it is a straight forward double driveway, we will normally be able to remove the existing surface and do all the preparation work in the same day.
If you are having steps, paving borders or edgings installed, this normally extends the work by one day.
Putting down the actual tarmac or asphalt is a fast process since it needs to be hot rolled. This means once it starts, we will have to keep pushing through to get it laid in one sitting to ensure no patching occurs.
What Options Are Available
With tarmac or asphalt you generally have the option of either red or black in colour. The red colour is not as popular and it does cost a little bit more than the standard black finish. The biggest difference on a tarmac driveway is the edging and borders that can be employed on the driveway. You can choose colours to make the black stand out or blend in. You have options on granite borders, cobble borders or block paving borders to go around your tarmac driveway.
Edging kerbs can be used to form a retaining line. Available as a brick on edge, concrete kerbs or block paving kerbs. With a brick on edge or block paving kerbs, you have options on the colours.
To make any tarmac driveway stand out, we recommend creating a block paved apron at the start which can be curved or designed as required. You can also choose to add a block paving or granite circle into the tarmac driveway as well.
Average Lifespan of tarmac Driveways
The average lifespan on a tarmac driveway is around 10 years. Of course this factors in with maintenance and general care of your driveway. One of the most important features to watch out for on your tarmac driveway is oil, diesel or petrol spillage from your car. This can cause tarmac to unravel and will lead to problems if you do not handle it fast. The advantage to a proper laid tarmac is that it can be easily resurfaced years later at a fraction of the cost of the original installation.