Tarmac driveways are very popular all across North America because of their fantastic smooth and polished look. The paving is long-lasting and durable, which makes it a good investment in the long run. Not only do they look good but simple to install. Planning to get your driveway paved but not sure if you want to go for a tarmac driveway? Here’s everything you need to know!

Advantages of tarmac Driveways

A couple of good reasons why you should consider installing a tarmac driveway!

Short Installation Time

Compared to gravel driveways, tarmac driveways have a short installation time. The actual paving process only takes a day, then three to four days more for the curing process. This means your driveway will be ready for use in less than a week, whereas gravel and concrete driveways need at least seven days to be ready. This is mainly due to the fact that tarmac driveways can be laid over existing surfaces.

Brick, concrete, and other type of driveways also take more time to install and cure, so if you want to get things done fast, tarmac driveways are your best option.


Durability is also another key factor why tarmac driveways are so popular. Heavy vehicles can move easily on tarmac driveways without worrying about cracks. Tarmac driveways can also take a lot of pressure, so even if a lot of vehicles are going in and out of your driveway there’s no reason for you to worry. 

The resilience also applies to bad weather, with tarmac driveways being capable of handling extreme heat, rain, snow, or cold. 

Easy on Your Wallet

You’ll be glad to know that tarmac driveways won’t set you back a large sum, making it the most affordable driveway paving solution. This is due to the fact that the installation doesn’t take any preparation and the materials are inexpensive. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that you can treat it like a DIY project. You’ll be needing help of a professional to get your driveway paved properly.  

Disadvantages of Tarmac Driveways

Despite having some excellent advantages, tarmac driveways also has it’s fair share of drawbacks as well. Common disadvantages of tarmac driveways include:

Frequent Maintenance

Frequent maintenance is something you’ll have to deal with when you opt for a tarmac driveway for your home. UV lights, diesel, petrol and other kinds of fuel cause the surface to erode, creating cracks and potholes. Fortunately, these kinds of damages don’t require a complete overhaul of the driveways which is a relief.

Weed Growth

If left alone, weed can grow between these cracks which can be difficult to clean later on. Also, moss, fungus and algae can also grow between the crevices ruining the look of your beautiful driveway. 

Yes to a Tarmac Driveway?

If you are convinced asphalt is exactly what your driveway needs or you have more questions about its structure, maintenance advice, and anything else that might trouble you, don’t hesitate to call us on +1 732 402 7902 or send us an email at info@rightpricepavingnj.com