ROADWAYS & PARKING LOTS
All jobs from private driveways to commercial private roads.
18 years experience in black top Tar road construction
Just as human skin needs to be moisturised and have a barrier applied to protect it from the sun's UV rays, so too does any Tar blacktop, tarmac or macadam surface require periodic maintenance through the application of a slurry or liquid blacktop sealer. This practical example of how a new blacktop tar project was done and an existing area was repaired provides a context for DIY use of bituminous slurry to maintain blacktop surfaces.
Tar Blacktop is also referred to as macadam, tarmac, or asphalt. Whatever the name, it is like human skin in that extremes of weather and UV rays impair it. The bitumen in tar's surface layer will dry out over time and the surface will become crumbly. This is the natural result of the ageing process and is caused by long term exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Chemical or diesel spillages, as well as mechanical or penetration damage like that created by scaffolding and containers, are also causes of damage to a tarred surface. If the necessary precautions were taken, maintenance would be kept to a minimum