What Makes Tarmac a Great Choice for Your Driveway

Tarmac driveways? Yes, you heard right! You may be more used to seeing tarmac used to surface areas such as roads, but it can also provide a great finish for residential driveways. Here are some of the benefits you can expect if you choose tarmac for your property.


Great Value for Money

First of all, tarmac provides fantastic value for money. On average, it costs less per metre than most other driveway materials, making it a great option for those with even the smallest budgets. It’s also very cheap and easy to repair, so in the rare event that your driveway was to suffer any damage you wouldn’t be faced with a large bill to have it looking great again.

Low Maintenance

Another reason why tarmac is so popular is that it is incredibly easy to maintain. If you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on the upkeep of your driveway, it is the perfect material for you. Just give it a sweep and again to get rid of any loose debris – particularly if you live by a busy road. If you want to take your cleaning one step further, a once-over with a pressure washer will work further wonders.


One of the biggest benefits of tarmac is that it is a very versatile material. Its muted appearance means that it can blend in perfectly with both modern and period properties, and it can be used on driveways of all shapes and sizes. You will be pleased to know that tarmac is available in many different colours too, so you are sure to find a shade that perfectly complements the exterior of your property.


Living in the UK means dealing with a climate that is, shall we say, unpredictable. If you have a tarmac driveway, you won’t have to worry at all about the effect that the temperature will have on it. Tarmac is totally weatherproof and can withstand temperatures from below freezing up to what we would see during a summer heatwave. It’s also impervious to snow, rain, and ice.


Tarmac is often used to surface roads, so that gives you an idea of how strong it is. Tarmac can withstand incredibly heavy loads, so if you have a large number of vehicles or a high volume of visitors to your home, you can be sure that your driveway will be able to withstand it. Its durability means that it will last for a long time too, so it’s an investment that will pay off for years to come.

We’re Here to Help

If you are interested in a tarmac driveway for your home, then we are here to help. We have many years of experience to our name, and we have worked on a huge range of properties. So, no matter where you are located in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire or Peterborough, or the scale of the job at hand, KDG Surfacing will be able to work our magic.

To find out more about how tarmac could be the perfect option for your driveway, please get in touch with our team today.