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Asphalt or tarmac to refresh my driveway

Postby vinho654 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:17 pm

Hi,
I am currently investigating in order to refresh my driveway and i must confess i am getting a bit lost in between all of the options available ! So i have just a quick and (well not so for me) simple question: can anyone tell me the real difference in between Tarmac and Asphalt and what is best?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:41 pm

Hi vinho654,
They are the same thing - bitumen mixed with crushed stones. Companies use both terms so suggest you enquire of your supplier to see how and if they differentiate.
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Postby Galaad » Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:14 pm

Hi there
There are lots of similarities between the 2 things but also some differences. Tarmac or tarmacadam is a blend of tar and aggregates, whereas asphalt is a blend of bitumen and aggregates. Asphalt is usually cheaper.
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