One of the cheapest options that can be used to surface a driveway is tarmac and it not only lasts a long time; it also improves the overall appearance of your property substantially.
When installing a tarmac driveway, homeowners can choose to have a brand new driveway installed or simply have an overlay of tarmac placed on to an existing driveway surface.
Average pricing for performing a complete replacement tarmac driveway will normally include the following aspects:
Here a little information regarding approximate costs associated with laying a tarmac driveway according to the above-mentioned specifications:
These costs can be broken down as follows:
The only times that it will make sense to install a tarmac driveway as an overlay include:
Overlays are usually cheaper and quicker to install than a complete new tarmac driveway because no new base, sub base or coarse binding will be required. However, this course of action is not always suitable, especially if your existing driveway is in bad condition. As a result, your driveway should be professionally inspected before any decisions are made with regards to repairing or replacing tarmac.
Below are some estimated costs for overlaying driveway of 40 square metres and 100 square metres:
Keep in mind that overlay pricing will not include any costs associated with drainage. They will only take priming your existing driveway and laying a surface layer of 3,5 cm of tarmac.
Although it is possible to cut the cost of having a tarmac driveway installed, this will normally involve using thinner layers of the required materials. As such, it is not recommended to go this route because it can cause the driveway to sink over time.
Pricing quoted here only covers the cost of standard black tarmac. Although it is also available in red, this will increase the cost of your quote considerably. Other colours are sometimes also available, but it will usually not be economically viable to choose these, especially in cases where smaller driveway areas are concerned.
If your home’s driveway has seen better days and you would like to ensure that you hire professionals to lay fresh tarmac, complete our website contact form today. You will be put in touch with up to four different accredited contractors within a day or two so that property inspections can be performed and appropriate quotes provided.