Which material is best for your driveway?

Many people are undecided about whether to use resin or tarmac when it comes to resurfacing their driveways, so here are a few things you might want to consider when making this decision.

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Resin is a mixture of stone and gravel. It is crack-resistant, low maintenance and has free drainage properties, which is great because it means that surface water is drained away quickly. This makes the material harder to slip on; what’s more, the absence of puddles will save you getting wet feet when you step out of your car.

Resin comes in different colours, so you have several options if you make this choice. Once laid, it doesn’t change colour or fade, which means it looks good for a long time. It is very versatile, so it can be used to make steps or designs alongside bricks and stones. This means your driveway can have a completely unique look.

Resin can be laid over an existing driveway, which will save you both money and the hassle of having to remove an existing driveway. This means it is quick to lay and it should be possible to get your driveway looking brand new in less than a day.


Tarmac is made from tar and broken stones. It is great for covering large areas and it is very hard-wearing. It is often used on roads, as it grips very easily. This will create a uniform appearance for your driveway and works well if you had a large drive.

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Tarmac is also quick to install. A company specialising in tarmac Bristol would be able to lay this for you in approximately the same length of time as it would take to lay resin. Like resin, tarmac can be laid over an existing driveway, which saves you time and money.

There are different colours available for tarmac, so your driveway does not have to be dark grey. Tarmac can also be used with bricks and stones for a more unique look. Contact a specialist in tarmac Bristol to help you decide exactly what look you want to achieve and how this can be created.

These helpful pointers will come in useful when it comes to redesigning your driveway using resin or tarmac to create your new look.