Road Resurfacing & Car Park Surfacing
Commercial surfacing is one of our fields of expertise and we can offer excellent cost effective solutions for all car park and retail surfacing repairs. We offer a comprehensive range of services within the commercial sector including patch repairs, complete resurfacing, new construction, kerb repairs, drainage, footpaths, line marking and joint repairs. Regardless of size we are completely committed to offering superb workmanship and value for money in all retail applications.
Tarmacadam properly referred to as bituminous macadam or “Bitmac” for brevity, is thought to be the cheapest and quickest method of surfacing. Tarmacadam has become a popular, although technically incorrect term for both bitumen and asphalt which is used to surface pavements, highways and even internal floors.
Tarmacadam is a process binding together smaller aggregate as pioneered by the legendary Jon MacAdam in the 19th century. His work resulted in the development of tar-based macadam’s which became abbreviated to Tar-mac. Nowadays we use bitumen from the oil industry rather than naturally occurring tar and therefore we now have bitumen macadam.
Hot Rolled Asphalt (HRA)
Hot rolled asphalt commonly known as HRA is a dense mixture of mineral aggregate, sand, filler and bitumen that complies with EN 13108 and the NRA Specification for Road Works. It is mainly used on public highways due to its durability, longevity ad skid resistance. There is a high proportion of sand in the mix which creates a low percentage of air voids once compacted. The mortar of bitumen, sand and filler fines gives HRA its strength. When used on public roads high PSV chippings are applied to the hot-laid material and rolled in to form a skid resistant surface.
Stone Mastic Asphalt
Stone mastic asphalt also referred to in the industry as SMA was developed in Germany in the late 1960s. It is a dense wearing course with a high stone content. A few benefits of using this material include consistent appearance, decreased road noise levels and reduction in water spray from vehicles.
Open Graded / Porous Tarmac
Open graded asphalt uses the latest technology and a modified binder. The open aggregate structure allows drainage and voids surface water. It is available in 6mm stone for driveways and 10mm stone for carparks, the material reduces direct surface water and eliminates the problem of both standing water and ice patches that can occur in cold weather conditions.