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Tarmac enquiry for my driveway

There is already tarmac in my driveway. But Can I buy cold tarmac from the shops and use it for my driverway, on a patch that doesn’t have tarmac on it, I will use a lot of hardcore, i just wanted to know if the cold tarmac would be ok. Or would it be better to use hot tarmac.

7 Answers from MyBuilder Driveway Pavers

Best Answer

Cold tarmac is a temporary material which always remain soft . Hot tarmac is a permanent reinstatement that fully setts


Answered 20th Jun 2019

Cold lay tarmack is suitable for small repairs but the product does not set as good as hot tarmack. I would always use hot tarmack for use on a driveway surface..


Answered 22nd Jun 2019

Thanks again


Answered 20th Jun 2019

Never use coldlay on an existing driveway as not hot enough toould into existing tarmac surface. I would always use hot tarmac for patching.


Answered 21st Jun 2019

Cold tarmac is meant for temporary repairs , hot tarmac would be best but it would be expensive do a small repair as you have to order a minimum of 1 ton

Good idea to contact a local tarmac contractor and see if they have a job local at some point to help cut the cost ,

We have a list of clients that we try and help with very small jobs etc


Answered 28th Jul 2019

Don’t use cold on top, use hot tarmac it would be the best option.


Answered 12th Feb 2020

U can but it won’t last like your other tarmac on your drive way


Answered 8th Feb 2023

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