Tarmac resurfacing is just one of many services that we offer at SK Surfacing. There are many reasons why you would want to resurface a driveway or a road. In fact, this process is commonly referred to as tarmac overlaying and it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Tarmac Resurfacing Process
We are tarmac specialists. We can install a new layer of tarmac directly over the top of an existing layer. In general, this process should always be completed by a trained professional who using the correct materials. At SK Surfacing we will talk you through the whole process and complete the tarmac surfacing project from the very start to the end. Firstly, our team will clean the existing driveway, getting rid of any loose material that may be lying on it or around it.
The process is extremely intricate which means that we will repair any edging courses that are damaged or loose. Once any minor damage on the existing surface is repaired we can then begin to cut any required joints to reduce heights or increase clearance.
The next step is to target any areas that are prone to water collection. The surface will then be covered evenly with Bitumen Emulsion (AKA tack coat) which bonds the new layer to the old one.
Certain factors should be taken into account. If you are considering tarmac resurfacing, for example, is your driveway prone to flooding? Is it damaged beyond repair? If these are questions that you are asking yourself, please get in touch. These are factors which you should consider resurfacing, however, there will be a service which we provide that will improve the appearance of your surface.
In fact, we have been laying tarmac for many years. Of course, by getting in touch with a member of our team an estimator will be able to tell you exactly what can and can’t be done when they visit.
Contact us now about laying tarmac and we will do a site survey and tell you if your project suitable for a resurface.
Commercial and Industrial Tarmac and Road Surfacing
At SK Surfacing no job is too small and we have a wide range of Commercial and Domestic services to include the following:
- Tarmacadam and Asphalt Surfacing
- Hand Laid and Machine Laid Tarmac
- Road Surfacing and Repairs
- Road Planing
- White Lining
- Tarmac Repairs and Re-Surfacing
- Surface Dressing
- Building Estates, Roads and Driveways
- Schools, Church’s, Factory’s, Hospital’s, Airports
- Car Parks
- Cycle Routes
- Go-Kart Tracks
Examples of our tarmac surfacing jobs
A few facts about tarmac.
When laying or tarmac, a mixture of tar and aggregates is placed on the road surface and then compacted with a roller. It is often developed as a process by John Louden Macadam, a Scottish engineer and road builder of 1756; However, the process mainly refers to a way of adding tar to a macadam surface that was suitable even for horses and not for mechanised vehicles.
The actual process of Asphaltierens was patented in 1901 by Edgar Purnell Hooley, who was born in Swansea Civil, who also founded the world-famous company that takes the name of the process that now Asphalt Plc. It is the process and not the material, which is characterised Hooley’s method: coal tar or bitumen have been published at least since 1834 on Macadamstraßen when John Henry Cassell “Pitch Macadam” patented.
In fact, most works or new road paving carried out using an asphalt oil-based compounds instead of developed by Hooley coal tar. This asphalt is often placed on concrete more often than loose stones. The process is still known as “tarmacking”, a tribute to the continuous appreciation in which the original process is carried out.
SK Surfacing offers a variety of paving services, both on hand and on the road, on streets, sidewalks or playgrounds.