Penfolds Tarmacadam Contractors


Penfolds Tarmacadam - Tarmac - Contractors, Biddenden, Kent.At Penfolds, Tarmacadam is the most popular service we offer, it is also one of the most cost effective surfacing systems available. Tarmacadam is a bituminous material used for roads, pavements, driveways and car parks. It is comprised of tar and crushed aggregate which is mixed, then shaped and compacted during paving, either hand laid and machine rolled, or for large areas, machine laid. Tarmacadam is more often than not shortened to 'tarmac', though Tarmac™ is the registered trade name of the company by that name.

We offer three main services in relation to Tarmacadam:

• New work - Where we excavate the ground, install a weed membrane, compact a layer of Type 1 MOT, lay a sub-base of Tarmacadam and then a final wearing course of Tarmacadam. Depth of excavation and thicknesses / specification of the stone and Tarmacadam is determined by the type of traffic the new surface will be subjected to. Any kerbs, edging or drainage are all dealt with prior to laying the Tarmacadam.

• Prepared Ground - Often we work for building contractors who prefer to concrete kerbs into place, install drainage and compact the stone themselves. We would then lay the sub-base and wearing layer of Tarmacadam to finish the project.

• Re-surfacing - For damaged areas of existing Tarmacadam and concrete, excavation is not always necessary. In this case the pot holes would be cut out and the surface industrially cleaned. All loose debris would be removed including weeds and moss etc., a bitumen based spray tack adhesive is applied and then the final wearing layer of Tarmacadam laid. Again the specification and thickness is determined by the type of traffic the new surface will be subjected to.