Benefits of a Tarmac Driveway in Gravesend | Surfacing Solutions

If you have been thinking about having a new driveway installed at your property in Gravesend, you have come to the right place. Based in Sittingbourne, First Highways Ltd are one of Kent’s premier driveway and paving contractors. We specialise in all types of surfacing solutions, including tarmac driveway installations and surface dressing. Working closely alongside Kent County Council, our team is also licenced to construct drop kerbs.


On this page, we look into the main benefits of having a new driveway installed and at the advantages of surface dressing. To book a quotation for either service, or for any of our other surfacing work in Gravesend, do not hesitate to get in touch on 01795 471001.



Advantages of a New Driveway


Increased Value – Whether you have our paving contractors upgrade a tarmac driveway or install a block paving driveway, it can have a significant affect to the value of your property. Even if you are never planning on selling, it is always beneficial to keep in mind that your property is an investment and think about what prospective buyers may want. Adding a new driveway and drop kerbs, can increase the value of your home of business by at least 1%.


Added Kerb Appeal – Today, there are countless options for driveway designs and a whole host of quality materials available that our company can source for your installation. Although a tarmac driveway is a favourite for its cost-effectiveness and durability, block paving is also a popular for its aesthetic appeal. Our paving contractors can help you choose the perfect design to compliment your property in Gravesend and the surrounding area.


Long-Term Durability – Whether having a completely new driveway constructed or surface dressing applied, a driveway upgrade will last for many years to come. In fact, we are so confident in our quality workmanship that we provide competitive manufacture product guarantee. For driveways and drop kerbs, our paving contractors use Hanson and Marshalls materials, for their proven longevity and long-lasting durability.


Better Security & Safety – If you’ve been having to park on the road or at a parking space away from your property, there is always a slight security worry for both yourself and your car insurers. By having a new driveway, such as a tarmac driveway, lain it offers a safer place for vehicles. In terms of safety, an old driveway or drop kerbs can be safety hazard due to crumbling stone, sunken areas, cracks or broken slabs. Having them repaired by our paving contractors will ensure there is less of a chance of an accident around your property.



Benefits of Surface Dressing


As an alternative to having a new driveway installed at your Gravesend home or business, you may want to consider our surface dressing service as an alternative. Surface dressing can be a cost-effective way to rejuvenate and enhance an old tarmac driveway. The process involves spraying a hot bitumen formula over the surface and dressing it with stone aggregate. It gives a rural feel to a driveway and is available in varying styles and finishes.


The benefits of driveway surface dressing include:


  • Very affordable way to enhance the appearance of a worn or damaged driveway
  • Fast and efficient process that causes minimum disruption when carried out
  • Different aggregates can be used to for a bespoke look tailored to your property
  • Is also a popular surface upgrade option for pathways, car parks and roads


Why not browse through some of our completed projects in Gravesend on our Gallery Page? As one of the areas’ leading paving contractors, we have carried out a wide range of surfacing works for domestic and commercial clients, as well local authorities, in Kent.

Increase the value of your Gravesend property with a new driveway by First Highways Ltd. We specialise in tarmac driveway installation, drop kerbs and surface dressing.

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