Tarmac driveways and the problems you can encounter
Whilst researching competitors on the Internet ( and we do – what is it they say keep your friends close and enemies even closer!) we came across this feedback extract on a “lead generator” website
“Tarmac at the side and front of the property. Replace quarry tile steps.
The trades person was initially requested to do 2 jobs. The first was to dig out a lawned area at the side of the garage, provide edging, hard core, base coat tarmac and finish tarmac. The second job was to take out 2 quarry tile steps at the front door and replace. The replacement used standard square edge and the riser was set proud of the tread. An uneven joint is showing on the edge. This joint is likely to suffer from water ingress and consequent damage. It starts with a full tile on one side and finishes with a part tile on the other. The second step has also been set out with a full tile from one edge but it is a shorter step. This means that the joints in the steps are out of line by about 30 mm. The steps were set and grouted, The cement grout was not cleaned off at the time. Another job was requested to remove tarmac from the front drive and to relay. The work was carried out the next day when no-one was in. The original tarmac was not removed. A layer of tarmac was laid over the existing driveway. This is higher than all of the other adjacent surfaces. I could not open the garage door before removing some tarmac. The trades person insisted that the work was of a satisfactory standard and offered a guarantee. Customer in Mansfield, 27 March 2013 business”
Now to be fair this sounds a technical complaint so how valid is it? The same as the references on these “lead generator” companies how valid are they?
To get the right man (or in our case the right business) for the job is very important. If your concrete or tarmac is in poor condition it does not mean you have to remove it! Driveways can be part of your garden! Make your patios and paths a pleasure to look at.
One of the biggest differences with what we use – Resin Bonded Stone or Resin Bonded Aggregate as it is also known- is the fact that it uses existing surfaces such as concrete, block paving (but only on limited areas) , imprinted concrete and in some cases slabs, Obviously if an additional surface is required, then we can extend and then resurface providing a uniformity for your driveway. It does not affect existing levels but does offer a very high level of durability and extends the life of what you already have. And very importantly it is anti slip. Permeability a consideration? Is it necessary? Call us and we can advise you. Tarmac driveways and the problems you can encounter – let us help.
We are based in Mansfield in the East Midlands and have access to Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln with easy access to the M1 we border the counties Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and Yorkshire and cover areas such asBestwood Village, Boughton, Calverton, Chilwell, Codnor, Daybrook, Elston, Gleadless, Kirklees, Louth, Mickleover, Normanton on Trent, Ollerton. Rainworth, Sandiacre, Sheldon, Somercotes, Stonegravels, Swanwick, Walkeringham, Whitwell, Wolverhampton.