How Safe is Tarmac?

Why it Could be Perfect for Your Property

Tarmac is widely regarded as a safe paving material, making it a perfect choice for a wide range of properties. Here are some of the biggest safety benefits of tarmac surfacing:

Skid resistance

Tarmac surfaces can be engineered to provide excellent skid resistance, especially when specialist aggregates and additives are used. This can help to improve vehicle traction, which reduces the risk of accidents caused by skidding or slipping – particularly in wet or icy conditions. This makes it a great choice for year-round safety.

A smooth and even surface

Tarmac surfaces offer a smooth and even experience, whether you are driving or walking. The consistent texture and flatness of the tarmac minimises the risk of tripping or stumbling for pedestrians, helping you to provide a safe environment for foot traffic in and out of your property. Additionally, the smoothness of tarmac contributes to better vehicle handling.

Enhanced visibility

Tarmac is an ideal surface for a wide range of safety features. If you are installing a tarmac driveway in a business premises, you can easily add parking bay lines and arrows to direct drivers and pedestrians alike. Reflective materials can also be added to tarmac surfaces, which can aid visibility after dark – making your premises safe around the clock.

Reduced road noise

Tarmac surfaces have the advantage of reducing road noise compared to other paving materials such as concrete and brick or block paving. The smooth surface and flexible properties of the tarmac absorb and dampen vehicle noise. This helps you to create a quieter, more tranquil environment for you and your neighbours.

Quick water drainage

Proper drainage is vital for road safety, and tarmac surfaces excel in this area. Tarmac’s porous nature allows water to drain away quickly. This reduces the risk of hydroplaning and helps drivers to maintain good traction during adverse weather conditions. This great drainage also helps to prevent water accumulation, which will stop the formation of dangerous puddles or icy patches.

Impact resistance

Tarmac surfaces have excellent impact resistance, which makes them capable of withstanding a lot of traffic and even heavy impacts from vehicles. This durability reduces the risk of cracks, potholes, or uneven surfaces that could pose a danger to vehicles and pedestrians alike.

Maintenance and repair

Regular maintenance and quick repairs of tarmac surfaces help to keep them safer for longer. Tarmac is so easy to take care of and requires very little in the way of professional or expensive maintenance. It’s also so easy to repair, as you can focus on small problem areas rather than pay to have the whole driveway re-laid.

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As you can see, the skid resistance, smoothness, enhanced visibility, quick water drainage, and impact resistance of tarmac driveways make them a safe choice for all kinds of properties. Factor in how easy it is to take care of, and you can see why it is such a popular choice with home and business owners. To find out more, please get in touch with our team today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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