We’ve all heard the horror stories of unethical tradesmen who go door knocking, offering to resurface driveways, and generally speaking, this type of business will apply a very thin layer of asphalt on top of the existing layer, which might look fine for a week or two. The correct way to resurface a tarmac driveway is to remove the existing tarmac, then prepare the ground for the new material, which does involve quite a bit of ground preparation.
Minimum Tarmac Depth
If you inspect a few of the first-class tarmac driveways in Halesowen, you’ll find that the minimum depth is 4 inches, which should ensure that the weeds will not creep through the tarmac. Other features should include the following:
- Quality edging stones
- Drainage system
- Level Surfaces
If you would like to know more about having your tarmac drive resurfaced, an online search will put you in touch with a respected local driveway supplier.
It is never a good idea to accept the first quote, and should someone approach you regarding tarmacking your driveway, these are the types to avoid. The Internet will help you to source a few local companies, and by asking each one to quote for the project, you will get a good idea of what a fair price is.
Asking for References
Any reputable tarmac firm should be able to furnish you with more than a few addresses of previous projects, and this is the best indication of what to expect. Choose wisely and you should be happy with the outcome.