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Tarmacadam Surface Specification

Macadam surfaces are popular for schools, sports clubs, playgrounds and households. This is because they are cost effective and require low maintenance. Each tarmacadam surface specification varies, some organisations ask for tarmacadam to be installed for pathways and walking areas but some facilities also want them to be installed for sport courts and leisure pitches.

Tarmac Sports Court Specification

Tarmac sports court specification designs are also very durable and make them great for all-weather outdoor sports use. This makes excellent qualities for outdoor sports pitches because the UK has a lot of rain and can cause games to be called off, if facilities have these type of surfaces they are able to continue the sport games without being rained off.

Tarmacadam has great performance characteristics for MUGAs, meaning it’s suitable for lots of uses. It’s durable, long lasting and porous for all weather conditions. with common sports such as:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Playground games

Lots of schools and public facilities use it so they can have multiple sports courts in one. As MUGA pitch contractors we can also offer quotes for this installation work. The cost of installing tarmacadam is dependent on the type of specification you choose. It also depends on area size, location and existing ground conditions. Contact us today by filling in our enquiry form and we’ll be able to send over some product sheets and talk about costs for tarmacadam surfaces in more detail.

Tarmac surfacing for domestic use has a range of benefits. It’s very easy and cheap to maintain, it is long lasting and durable and can be used in all weather conditions.The tarmacadam specification used for domestic driveway use is porous, as it allows rain water to pass through without the surfacing flooding. This porosity and the benefits make tarmac surfaces ideal for driveways and urban areas.

Our team can offer the very best prices for our installations and we will offer you the best quality when installing tarmacadam surfaces. If you have any question regarding the tarmacadam surface specification, please contact us using the enquiry form provided. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can to provide all the information you need.

Macadam Surfacing Designs

The process of installing tarmacadam surfaces will usually go as follows:

  • Firstly a stone sub base will be rolled onto the surfacing, there must be small gaps in the stone to make the ground porous. The sub base chosen depends on what the surface will be used for.
  • The sub base will be evenly spread across the existing area and compacted down.
  • Next, macadam stone is mixed with tar and poured onto the prepared base.
  • Once the tarmac sets and cures, we’ll need to allow a few weeks for the oils to vaporise.
  • Then we’ll apply a colour coating to the whole area if desired, alternatively we’ll just apply sport line markings.
  • For a playground, we can apply thermoplastic markings in a variety of colourful shapes.

We can customise the macadam surfacing designs can be unique and to meet your specification. It is now becoming more popular to install these designs at locations across the UK. This is because there are a wide range of colours available and it can make dull areas brighten up. We also offer school playground graphic designs with educational shapes and games.

Make sure you get in touch with us to learn more about the the tarmacadam surface specification. If you also want to discuss costs for an installation project we can help with this too. Simply fill in our contact form with your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Colouring Tarmac Surfaces

The process of colouring tarmac surfaces is quick and simple to do; our team can complete it in a short amount of time. Macadam surfacing designs can make a facility or organisation quickly renovate and revitalise their existing dark surfacing and it is a cheaper option. As well as installing colourful tarmac, we can re-colour existing macadam surfaces either to their original colour or add new designs. This can make an old worn out surface look new and fresh and in a simple process.

Playgrounds and schools have had thermoplastic macadam designs installed onto their surfaces, this could be for education reasons and because they also add fun activities for children to play. These types of designs are quick and easy ways to refurbish macadam surfaces and improve the look of your facilities surface.

Macadam Surface Spec

It is important to make certain that the macadam surface spec meets up with your individual requirements. You may require a certain depth or a particular colour that you want your area painted. Our team can modify our designs and specifications to meet your individual needs. We have a number of options available for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you’ve got any questions.

Take a look at the video below to see our team cleaning and remarking a tarmac surface. This project was at a school and they chose to have roadway line markings applied. First we cleaned the existing surface thoroughly and then we added the thermoplastic designs.

Our team have worked in the surfacing industry for a number of years and we can provide top quality installations at a reasonable price. You may find that there are cheaper contractors out there, however they might not have the same skills as we do and may not make use of top quality materials.

Get In Touch

If you would like to find out about the tarmacadam surface specification we can install, make sure to enquire today using the contact form provided. We will get back to you at the earliest opportunity with answers to any questions or queries you may have.

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