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Tarmacadam - economical and hard wearing

Tarmac drive by G D Paving, Flint.
Driveway by GD Paving, Flint.


Cost effective

Faster installation

Resilient to deformation

Long lasting

Reduced water damage potential


Flintshire: 01352 837 581

Chester: 01244 456 706

Liverpool: 0151 601 9779

Tarmacadam - also known as "tarmac"

Tarmacadam consists of tar and crushed stone and naturally is a dark coloured, bituminous material that can be laid on almost any surface with the right preparation.

When compressed the stone aggregate is bonded by the tar giving the look and finish of a long lasting and highly durable tarmacadam surface.

The tarmacadam compound is laid while hot and viscous, levelled and compacted, and then allowed to cool so that it binds to form a solid, hard-wearing surface.

Wherever possible, tarmacadam driveways should be laid using a paving machine as this ensures the best compression and therefore finish. Sometimes it is not possible to use a machine in areas such as on small garden paths. Here your contractor will use alternative methods.

Colours available: black or red.

GD Paving - another impressive driveway being built.

Tarmac - durable, cost-effective and laid without fuss.

Cost-effective – less construction time and fewer materials so reduced cost.


A more sustainable option through thinner pavement design.


Can avoid the need for full depth reconstruction – not an option with block as it needs a full depth bedding layer.

Long-lasting, durable, and economic alternative to concrete products and blocks.


Resilient to deformation in poorly designed heavily trafficked areas.


For residential and lightly trafficked areas tarmac is a durable coloured alternative to traditional asphalt. It is a direct alternative for block paving systems.

Tarmac and paving by GD Paving Liverpool.

Tarmacadam and block paving

Tarmac and paving by GD Paving Liverpool.

Tarmacadam with brick paving sets edging.