A professionally laid driveway can dramatically enhance a properties appearance and even increase
its value. At Blue Rock Group we have the knowledge and experience to create the absolute best Tarmac and Resin driveways on the market. From your initial enquiry we will provide you with indepth information about products and specifications suitable to each individual requirement. In fifty percent of cases driveways need to be built from scratch in which case we have excavation equipment on hand and lorries to muck-away if required. Generally speaking a driveway build up should start with 200mm of crushed aggregate thoroughly compacted with a membrane inter layer underneath to prevent soil contaminating the aggregate then a base layer of tarmac which should 60 to 70mm in depth then either a 40mm surface coat of tarmac or a 18mm layer of BBA approved resin bound gravel.
Resin Bound Gravel Driveways
Both Resin bound gravel and tarmac have certain advantages and both differ widely on cost and performance. A resin bound gravel driveway if laid correctly is for sure the best looking surfacing product on the market it also is permeable due to the aggregate resin matrix created whilst troweling letting water drain away naturally through the ground, resin bound gravel is SUDs compliant meaning you don’t need to apply for planning for a new driveway area or extension however the sub-base should be made up of a MOT type 3 clean stone and a 14mm permeable tarmac to allow water penetration down to the sub-strata.
Although a Resin bound gravel driveway will look great the life span is only around 10 years depending on traffic compared to a tarmac or an asphalt which can last up to 25 years, Tarmac is also substantially cheaper quicker to lay and contrary to want many people believe it now comes in an array of colours and finishes due to substantial technological improvements by the top 2 two suppliers aggregate industries and Tarmac Lafarge we can now off tarmac in clear form which gives an gravel effect, red, green, buff, blue, cream, silver and even glow in the dark tarmac is now available at Blue Rock Group we are one of the few UK Contractors approved to professionally lay these specialist products. We partner on a regular basis with the highly prestigious Crown estate paving commission resurfacing driveways, footpaths and roads in and around Marylebone and Regents Park London.