HW Bower Surfacing - Tarmacadam - Newark


About Tarmacadam

The material of tarmacadam consists of tar and broken stone and naturally is a dark coloured, bituminous material that can be laid on almost any surface with the right preparation. When compressed the broken stones are held together by the tar giving the look and finish of a long lasting and highly durable tarmacadam surface.


  • Extremely Durable

  • Weatherproof

  • Waterproof

  • Cost-effective – less construction time and materials to reduce the stretch on your budget.

  • Faster construction time and less disruption to the road or pathway users.

  • An alternative to the use of geo-textiles.

  • Tarmac surfaces, if damaged or weather worn can be repaired

Tarmac Driveway



Before & After


Dug the lawn up and prepared it for a tarmac surface


Finished with a full tarmac surface installation to extend the existing driveway




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The Process




The tarmacadam mixture is laid while hot and viscous, levelled and compacted, and then allowed to cool so that it binds to form a solid, hard-wearing surface. Wherever possible, tarmacadam driveways should be laid using a paving machine as this ensures the best compression and therefore finish. Sometimes it is not possible to use a machine in areas such as small garden paths, but your contractor will use alternative methods.

Installation of a Tarmac Drive

Removed grass and dug out an area in order to install a tarmac hard standing area for off road parking

Laid hardcore and bedded down

levelled area for drive

Laid tarmac and levelled, rolled flat for car standing area.