Why choose tar?Your driveway is usually the first thing people notice as they approach your home and besides lending an aesthetic value to your property your driveway needs to be durable and hard wearing. The cost of paving or using brick pavers is often the preferred material of choice, yet it is costly, so much so that many people often need to take out an extra bond to cover the expenses. Whereas Tar lends itself well to driveway construction, is far less expensive and can be just as appealing.
Before you pull up your nose, consider that a driveway serves more than just a functional aspect of your home; it leads people into your home and tells them something about you before they reach your front door. Your driveway can also affect the value of your home! Even Tar can be designed and styled so that it looks great. With the right setting, design and some landscaping, you will be able to soften its lines giving visitors the impression that your home is well planned. In addition, the punishment Tar can withstand over the years will mean that your home will continue to look well cared for over the years.
A tarred driveway consists of a very hardwearing surface that offers low maintenance and one that needs minimal cleaning. It is easily applied and its attractive blue/black colour offsets almost any facade, especially our more modern trends toward building design.
Yet, Tar does have a downside. Having a high oil base makes it susceptible to cracking and in the summer months can become a sticky and soft, but there are more eco-friendly alternatives that will eliminate both these problems.
Tar is probably better identified for use in large parking lots and roads than personal driveways, and you certainly won't find it being offered by paving companies either. You will need to look for companies who specialise in it. Tar is a heavy duty application which takes heavy duty machinery to lay down. Be prepared for some rather large and noisy, hazardous even, machinery around your home for a few days. Prepare yourself too for a rather unpleasant smell for a while, at least.