Car parks, roads & paths
Laying of recycled aggregates: crushed concrete & tarmac planings
Crushed concrete is a commonly used surface for paths and yards as well as being used as a sub-base in conjunction with other types of aggregate. A recycled aggregate, given it's name because it has been graded through a crusher.
Typically used as a type 1 (50mm diameter) or type 2 (100mm diameter) but can also be used as 'oversized' crush, more commonly known as 'hardcore'.
When surfacing paths we top dress the crushed concrete with concrete fines or concrete dust, a perfect medium for footpaths or bridleways.
Screened tarmac planings are an aggregate made from recycled road surfacing and are given their name because they have been through a planing machine when lifted from a road. The aggregate is passed through a screening machine before being recycled as a low-cost, multi-purpose building material.
This 100% recycled aggregate works very well in a wide range of applications and is an extremely cost efficient method of surfacing paths, driveways, yards and tracks.
Bitmac (Bitumen Macadam) laying
Bitmac, or to give it its full name, 'Bitumen Macadam', describes the process of binding single-sized layers of aggregate with bitumen, a by-product of the oil industry, to create a smooth, hard-wearing surface able to withstand frequent use by vehicles and pedestrians.
We use bitmac to surface roads, drives, footpaths and car parks. It is an extremely durable and adaptable material, and our trained experts use specialist equipment to produce a neat, even surface suitable for a variety of landscapes.
Tar, spray and chip
Tar, spray and chip or 'surface dressing' creates a stable layer of stone chippings, securely attached to the surface by a bitumen emulsion. It can also be directly applied to an existing worn bitmac surface, to add texture and grip.
Using our specialist equipment, we have highly trained employees able to tar, spray and chip car parks, driveways and paths.
Tar, spray and chip provides a number of benefits such as durability, low maintenance costs and lesser visual impact than bitmac.
It also creates a non-slip surface improving grip for walkers and skid resistance for cyclists. It slows down the deterioration of the path and prolongs its life.
Resin bonded and resin bound surfaces
Resin bonded surfacing describes the process of bonding or fixing loose gravel aggregates to concrete, asphalt, wood or metal. Aggregates bonded in this way give the appearance of loose gravel without the same maintenance problems.
Resin bound paving is a combination of aggregate stones and resin that is mixed prior to laying then used to pave surfaces. It's a flexible surfacing material, so it's resistant to cracking. Resin bound paving has the added advantage of being SuDS (sustainable drainage system) compliant as it is a permeable surface which helps prevent flooding and eliminates surface water runoff.
Our team of specialists use resin bonded and resin bound surfaces to construct attractive, durable car parks, drives and pathways that blend seamlessly into the natural environment.