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How To Maintain Your New Tarmac Driveway

Investing in a new tarmac driveway is an excellent way to enhance the curb appeal and functionality of your property. A well-laid tarmac driveway not only adds value to your home but also provides a smooth and durable surface for vehicles and foot traffic. However, to ensure its longevity and retain its pristine appearance, proper maintenance is crucial.

In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to maintain your new tarmac driveway.

Allow Sufficient Curing Time:

After the installation of your new tarmac driveway, it is essential to allow it enough time to cure properly. The curing time may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and the thickness of the tarmac layer. As a general guideline, it is advisable to avoid parking heavy vehicles or placing heavy objects on the surface for at least 2-3 days. Additionally, refrain from using sealants or applying any treatments until the curing period is complete.

How To Maintain Your New Tarmac Driveway

Regular Cleaning:

Regular cleaning is vital to keep your tarmac driveway looking its best. Remove any debris, such as leaves, twigs, or stones, using a broom or a leaf blower. These organic materials can decay and leave stains or cause surface damage if left unattended. For more stubborn stains, use a mild detergent mixed with water and scrub the affected areas with a stiff brush. Avoid using harsh chemicals or solvents, as they can damage the tarmac surface.

Prevent Weed Growth:

Weeds can be a common issue in driveways, but with proactive measures, you can minimize their growth and maintain the neatness of your tarmac surface. Regularly inspect your driveway for any signs of weed growth and promptly remove them by hand or with a weed killer specifically designed for use on tarmac. Applying a suitable weed control membrane before laying the tarmac can also help prevent weed growth.

Repair Cracks and Potholes:

Over time, small cracks and potholes may develop on the surface of your tarmac driveway due to heavy usage, changes in temperature, or the settling of the ground. It is crucial to address these issues promptly to prevent further deterioration. Fill small cracks with a suitable crack filler or cold lay repair compound, following the manufacturer’s instructions. For larger potholes or extensive damage, it is recommended to seek professional assistance to ensure proper repair.

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Regular Resealing:

Resealing your tarmac driveway every few years is an essential maintenance task to protect the surface from UV rays, water penetration, and oil stains. The resealing process involves cleaning the driveway thoroughly, repairing any cracks or damage, and applying a high-quality tarmac sealer. This protective layer not only enhances the appearance but also extends the lifespan of your driveway.

Avoid Heavy Machinery and Chemical Spills:

To maintain the integrity of your tarmac driveway, it is crucial to avoid placing heavy machinery or equipment directly on the surface, as they can cause indentations or cracks. Additionally, be cautious when using chemicals or solvents near the driveway, as certain substances can cause discoloration or damage. If any spills occur, clean them promptly with water and a mild detergent.

Regular Inspections:

Regularly inspect your tarmac driveway for any signs of damage, including cracks, potholes, or areas of deterioration. By identifying these issues early on, you can address them promptly and prevent further damage. Consider scheduling professional inspections every few years to assess the condition of your driveway and identify any maintenance or repair needs.

Maintaining your new tarmac driveway requires a combination of regular cleaning, proactive weed control, timely repairs, and periodic resealing. By following these essential maintenance practices, you can extend the lifespan of your driveway, keep it looking pristine, and ensure its functionality for years to come. Remember, if you encounter significant damage or are unsure about any maintenance task, it is always best to consult with professionals to ensure the proper care of your tarmac driveway.

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Recent Customer Reviews

We have just had our driveway transformed by Ted and his team. We have been blow away by there work. They were on time, hard working, delivered everything they said they would (even did extra). Ted has been open and honest throughout the process and explained what he would be doing step by step. Top quality work, you can see why they are the highest rated company in the area. We will be having them back for work in the back garden.
ZXR 400
ZXR 400
09:27 07 Feb 24
Ken Hancock
Ken Hancock
13:57 23 Jan 24
Emailed Ted with an enquiry regarding our drive. Ted responded to the enquiry by phone and called to site the same day and promptly dealt with the enquiry to our satisfaction.Happy customer.
Tracy Averill
Tracy Averill
20:50 28 Nov 23
Well what can I say about Ted and his team...These guys are just brilliant. Transformed our old decaying red tarmac driveway into a tidy block paved drive with great kerb appeal.I cannot believe how quick and efficiently these guys operate. They are like a well oiled machine and the finished product is just great.Ted's business sense is spot on... he isn't happy unless the customer is fully satisfied with the job. These guys turn up when they say and work like trojans till the job is complete, leaving the site clean and tidy.I cannot praise this company enough. Look at his reviews!. He's getting something right!If you want your drive doing then get these guys in.. You won't be disappointed. I'll have these guys back if I want anymore work doing without hesitation..Thanks again to you Ted and your team.Keep up the good work!
Richard Averill
Richard Averill
16:26 05 Nov 23
Great job on my new driveway and patio path thank you very much ted&team highly recommend these guys!!!
Callum Edwards
Callum Edwards
12:16 01 Nov 23
I am a sceptical person by nature but these lads are first class workmen, I can't speak highly enough of their quality of work,exceptional teamwork and Ted is a character who put my mind at rest about the whole job. For any building work I can't rate them highly enough. Its refreshing to know there are trustworthy people still out there. Would recommend them to anyone.
Lynsey Hunter
Lynsey Hunter
16:05 31 Oct 23
New driveway done, very pleased with it and it looks absolutely fabulous, the workers including Ted were all efficient and professional, clean, tidy when working and at the end of the day. Lovely job.
gail leigh
gail leigh
10:14 04 Oct 23
This company has put in block paving and tarmac for me at lightwood, the job was of very high standard and the work was done in 2 days.Great work 👏
Rais Mohammed
Rais Mohammed
13:02 02 Oct 23
Top quality work and very fast ted and his colleagues always do an outstanding job and couldn’t thank them enough
Mike Hassett
Mike Hassett
12:27 23 Sep 23
I Had Maughan construction do my driveway and results are brilliant top quality workmanship very fast I would highly recommend
Beefy
Beefy
12:24 23 Sep 23
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