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Tarmac vs Resin

Any driveway will need to be replaced sooner or later. They are quite durable and are designed to take the weight of cars and endure the weather. Still, though, they are not indestructible and will succumb eventually. Weathering, in particular, will take its toll as hot-and-cold cycles can cause havoc to the infrastructure over time.

What this means is that, eventually, there will come a time when your driveway needs to be replaced. How long it takes for this day to come will depend on the type of driveway you have currently. When it comes to having a new driveway laid, you have several options available to you. Two of the most popular are tarmac or resin, and both have their pros and cons!


Tarmac has long been one of the most popular choices of all when it comes to having a new driveway laid. Tarmac is quite endurable, meaning that it can withstand daily use. It stands up well to the weight of cars and does not deteriorate easily from exposure from the weather.

Tarmac is not as durable as it once used to be, though, as modern practices have led to lesser quality materials being used. Have a tarmac drive installed and you could find that, before long, it is in need of repair. In addition, you are quite limited in regard to what can be done aesthetically, potentially leading to a driveway that does not match with the rest of the home.


Resin is a relatively new option and has seen its popularity rise in recent years. It works by using a strong resin to bond together aggregate, creating a strong and durable surface. The resin effectively seals the surface, helping to make it resilient to damage, the changing weather conditions and weed growth.

The resin helps ensure a smooth surface that provides plenty of grip, ensuring it is safe to use at all times. One of the biggest advantages, though, is that a resin driveway simply look good. A wide range of aggregates can be used, helping you to use colours and patterns that will help complement your home perfectly.

Choose What Works for You!

There can be quite a few options to weigh up when considering a new driveway, and our expert team will be happy to help you in any way. Such decisions are often based largely on personal preference, and we will do what we can to provide you with something that is just right for you.

If you do choose one of our resin driveways, we will ensure you will be happy with it for many years to come! Get in touch with us today to find out more!

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