We would imagine that you have found this post as you are looking into the benefits of a tar bonded surface, but are we about to disappoint you?  Of course not!  As experts in this field, you have definitely come to the right place for the answers, so let’s waste no more time… 

Hopefully you are already familiar with the term ‘tar bonded’, but in case you are not, let’s have a brief recap.

Tar bonded A.K.A. tar and chip surfacing or surface dressing is a surfacing method that combines hot tar and natural aggregates. So, what are the benefits?

Benefit #1

A tar bonded surface can be installed directly onto an existing surface making it a very cost-effective solution and ideal for those wishing to rapidly transform an outdoor area on a budget.  In many cases, the installation takes just one day! 

Benefit #2

If you are looking for a surface that has a natural look and countryside feel, then look no further as this surfacing solution is the one for you.

Benefit #3

This surfacing method has been in use for hundreds of years.  A tar and chip surface is much more durable than loose stone and can withstand heavy usage over a long period of time.

Benefit #4

Many outdoor surfaces require regular maintenance, but not tar and chip.  The hot tar not only acts as an adhesive for the loose stone, but it creates a water tight base that cannot be penetrated by weeds.  Therefore, a knee pad and hours of your time will not be necessary.   

Benefit #5

Unlike tarmac which is smooth, a tar and chip surface offers grip under foot, making it safer during wet and icy weather. 

Benefit #6

Any outdoor area can be transformed using tar and chip including private and commercial driveways, paths, farm tracks and car parks.  Edging can be used for a truly polished finish.

Benefit #7

With good preparation and a high-quality tar, a tar bonded surface will last 10 years or more before an additional layer needs to be installed.  When this is necessary, the process is straightforward and will not burn a hole in your pocket. 

Final Thoughts

With so many benefits, tar and chip is a popular surfacing solution for homeowners and commercial customers. 


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