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What Is The Difference Between Tarmac and Asphalt?

Cars, Trucks and so on require surfaces to drive on. To land and take off on, planes need something. Our world depends on paved surfaces. Amongst all the different paving materials used around the world, asphalt is without a doubt one of the most popular. A lot of people cannot tell the difference between asphalt and tarmac. Are asphalt and tarmac the same thing or are there major differences? Let’s highlight the similarities and differences between tarmac and asphalt and what each is best for.

Asphalt Driveways Dublin
Asphalt is a black and thick, petroleum-based liquid which is sticky. With regard to asphalt paving, asphalt is a mixture of asphalt, coarse aggregate likes rocks and stones, fillers and binders, and fine aggregate like sand.

Tarmac Driveways Dublin
You most frequently hear tarmac linked with runways and airports, but tarmac has been around just a tad longer than flight. Tarmac, short for Tarmacadam, is a strong and durable surface. Tarmac is constructed when a layer of crushed stone is covered with tar. Tarmac is strong, water resistant and allows a good grip as well as giving a good appearance to the finished surface. It is one of the main reason why it is commonly being used on tarmac driveways.

Why Choose Asphalt?
Asphalts are kinder to the environment. Asphalt can be recovered when the surface gets old and can then be reused fairly easily elsewhere.

Here is one example of a completed Asphalt Driveway that was completed recently in Dublin, Ireland

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