Why Tarmac is Superior to Concrete

At Highways UK, we make no secret about being tarmac contractors. We use tarmac for all of our repairs and services.

Interestingly, tarmac can be an afterthought for those who prefer to use concrete. But what’s the difference? Why should it matter to you on your project? What are the benefits of choosing tarmac highway services over asphalt?

Today we’re taking a closer look at those questions.

Benefits of Tarmac

There are several reasons that tarmac is more preferred by experts than concrete. These include:

  • Better for cold weather climates as it is more durable and able to withstand snow ploughing etc.
  • Can be customised
  • Doesn’t show stains as much as concrete
  • More affordable than concrete

As a material, tarmac can be used for driveways, walkways, and even roads. A combination of sand and stone, it is fused together with gasoline, diesel or kerosene to create the hardened top.

As tarmac repair contractors, we always recommend using tarmac over concrete for both repairs and from scratch uses. The durability and affordability it offers are second to none.

Why You Shouldn’t Use Concrete

Concrete is created by mixing a combination of cement and sand in a mixer. It is then applied to the road, parking lot or walkway where it’s used is required. There are several negative aspects to concrete. These include:

  • Prone to cracking
  • Easily damaged by salt
  • It is incredibly expensive in comparison to tarmac
  • It is easily stained because of its light exterior colour

Why We Use Tarmac

Understanding the components that make up a good road, sideways or surface, we take pride in the fact that we use tarmac. If you’re looking for a qualified team of tarmac repair contractors or someone to handle your tarmac highway services, please contact Highways UK. We’d be happy to help you.