Tarmac is one of the best and most popular driveway material choices in Ireland. The reason being it has a high resin content, it is flexible and resistant to cracking. Tarmac is also extremely durable and far less expensive than other options.

However, every material wears out given enough time and difficult weather conditions. With time, moss can grow on tarmac, the resins dry out and the material can lose its colour. Luckily, tarmac can be sealed or even repaired easily, so even when accounting for the drying time, your driveway can look as good as new in just 24 hours.


What is Tarmac Sealing?

Tarmac sealing is often called tarmac painting, even though the sealer is much more than just paint. A tarmac sealer is a water-based emulsion that protects your driveway from water, sun damage, and frost.

Cleaning and sealing your tarmac regularly will make sure it is properly maintained. This will reduce the need for completely replacing your tarmacadam driveway, which is much more costly and time-consuming.


You can think of tarmac sealing as reapplying glue between all the little stone particles in your driveway. This results in a better-protected driveway but it also looks better or as some would say, repainted.

Tarmac sealers prevent water penetration, UV sun damage, chemical corrosion from petrol and oil stains, etc. Essentially, if you have a tarmacadam driveway, tarmac sealing is a must every few years.


How Long Does Tarmac Sealing Last?

A great thing about tarmac driveways is they require little maintenance. Even tarmac sealing, one of the things you should do or hire professionals to do, can be done every three to five years.

In other words, tarmac sealing lasts three to five years depending on the quality of the installation, weather conditions, summer and winter temperature maximums and minimums, etc. 


A quality tarmac sealer applied professionally will protect the surface and restore the resins. Plus, it will make your driveway look as good as new for at least a few years to come.


Where to Find Great Tarmac Sealing Services

A tarmac driveway is just like any other driveway in that it requires regular maintenance. This is something you can try to do yourself, but it requires many tools, some knowledge, and most importantly, time.

Luckily, you can find high-quality and fast tarmac sealing services on our website. When we talk about your driveway, we are talking about the front entrance of your house or the first point of contact with your home business. 


You simply have to regularly maintain it and care for how it looks and represents your home. Hence, if you need tarmac sealing or you have questions about other services we offer, you can let us know on 045 896 261 / 00353 87 257 0867 or send us an email to learn more.