Tarmac or Asphalt as it’s also known, is a hard-wearing and cost-effective surface and of course can be found on driveways and pathways throughout Cumbria, including Carlisle where we are based.
Tarmac is black when it is first laid because there are a lot of resins in the surface, but over the years the Tarmac dries out and goes progressively greyer. If left for too long, the surface starts to “fret” which is when small stones come off of the surface and get stuck on the soles of shoes and are brought into the house!
Our procedure for repairing and restoring tarmac is as follows:
- Gently pressure wash the surface to remove dirt and grime
- Leave to dry for several days
- Fill any cracks bigger than hairline with Crack Repair Compound
- Fill any holes with Cold Repair Tarmac
- Apply two coats of Tarmaseal Tarmac Restorer
Tarmaseal is far superior to many of the Tarmac “paints” on the market because it has acrylic resins in it which soak into the surface and replenish those lost over time, as described above.