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Resin Driveways v’s Tarmac Driveways 

We often have customers asking us about the two different driveway surfaces, and which is the better option for them. After all every driveway has different requirements and needs so it will be dependent on an individual basis. 

Tarmac as a surface 

Tarmac is proven throughout the world and due to its high performance, it is used for roads and car parks. 

Tarmac used as a surface for driveways are effective and of course do the job in hand providing a functional practical driveway. 

Being exposed over time some tarmac surfaces if a quality tarmac is not used and looked after can be affected by the weather, this will possibly cause cracks to run through the surface.... but not with Buildadrive we pride ourselves on using the very best of materials so this shouldn't happen if you choose a tarmac driveway from us. You just need to read our testimonials here.

On a whole tarmac driveways are normally a cheaper option, they are much quicker to install too. 

Sometimes customers choose tarmac because of the convenience, once the correct excavation and sub base has been laid then tarmac can be laid in normally less than day, this therefore leaves the driveway out of use for a much shorter period of time. 

Tarmac driveways do need care and attention in order to last a longer period of time, but a good tarmac installer should set you off on a good foot something Buildadrive pride upon.  

You can find out more about our tarmac driveways here. 

Resin Driveways 

Resin driveways provide all the positives of a tarmac driveway and adds some its own benefits on top. 

For example, resin driveways really are a multi-purpose surface that will test the time and adverse weather. 

Unlike tarmac driveways, resin driveways don’t produce flooding and this is because resin bound surfaces at Buildadrive are fully SUDs compliant we only use the very best products. Our resin bound surfaces allows water to drain away sufficiently and effectively.  

Resin driveways due to their durability can last the test of time if installed by a professional. Making it an ideal investment. 

It’s always worth remembering that our range of resin driveways are extensive providing a variety of colour to your garden area unlike the one tone of a tarmac driveway. 

To know more about our resin driveways, you can view our wide range of surfaces here. 


Buildadrive has over 20 years' experience in excavating and installing driveways, we pride ourselves on our professional approach and our aftercare package. 

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