How To Maintain
Tarmac is incredibly strong and durable, but it’s not immune to damage
Tarmac is often chosen by homeowners due to the fact that it is easy to maintain. Once you have a flawless driveway, it’s natural to want it to look pristine for as long as possible. The good news is that you don’t have to put a huge amount of effort into maintaining your drive to keep it in tip-top condition.
Here are some simple maintenance tips:
Let your drive dry completely before applying pressure: If you’ve recently had tarmac laid, make sure you let it dry out completely before stepping or driving on the surface. If the tarmac is still soft, this could cause indentations.
Drive carefully: it’s highly unlikely that you’ll pull into your drive at high speed, but driving carefully can help to reduce the risk of scuffs, as well as collisions.
Supporting heavy weights: tarmac is incredibly strong and durable, but it’s not immune to damage. If you have a caravan or a trailer, protect your driveway by slipping a wooden board underneath the wheels. This will help to reduce the risk of indentation and scrapes.
Sealing your drive: you can preserve the surface of your drive by applying sealant, which acts as a barrier. It’s usually best to start using sealant around 12 months after the tarmac is laid.
Seeking advice: if you have any concerns about the appearance of your drive, or you think that a damaged area may be getting bigger, for example, don’t hesitate to contact your contractor. If there is a worn or cracked patch, it’s usually best to remedy the situation before it gets worse.