Why You Should Begin Tar and Chip Projects in Spring for a Summer-Ready Driveway!

Written by

Karl Garnham

With over 30 years of experience, Karl and his team of qualified experts undertake a wide range of surfacing construction projects. Specialising in Tarmac, Tar And Chip, and Asphalt for residential driveways, private or shared access roads, public car parks, as well as footpaths.

/ 26.03.2024

The Time is Now!

Spring is well and truly on its way, and with it, homeowners all over Norwich are gearing up for home improvement projects. Upgrading or renovating driveways often ranks high on many to-do lists – and spring is a great time to get the job done! We’re the experts in tar and chip Norwich property owners trust, and here’s why you should get in touch with us to install a new driveway in the coming weeks.

Ideal Weather Conditions

Spring offers optimal weather conditions for outdoor projects. With milder temperatures than the summer and less rainfall compared to the winter months, this time of the year provides the ideal conditions for our contractors to work as efficiently as possible. Moderate temperatures aid in the application and curing of the materials that we use to carry out tar and chip surfacing. Additionally, spring showers can help settle the loose stones into the tar, leading to a better finish overall!

Getting Ready for Summer Use

By starting tar and chip projects in spring, property owners in Norwich can ensure that their driveways are ready in time for summer. If you’re planning to welcome guests to your home over the summer months, having a newly surfaced driveway will make hosting that much easier. Whether summer heatwaves are on the agenda or you’re planning a summer family reunion, your new driveway will serve you well.

Durability and Longevity

Tar and chip surfacing is renowned for its durability and longevity, making it a popular choice for those looking for great value for money. By starting the project in spring, you can take advantage of the entire summer season to allow the surface to cure properly. This extended curing time ensures that your driveway achieves maximum strength and resilience, making it capable of withstanding heavy vehicle traffic and other factors for many years to come.

Minimal Disruption

Starting tar and chip projects in spring will help to reduce any disruptions to your daily routine. Unlike the busier summer months when you are more likely to be out and about, spring offers a quieter period for property owners to focus on home improvement projects. By completing the installation before summer comes around, you can avoid inconveniences associated with construction work and enjoy your newly surfaced driveway without interruptions.

Increased Property Value

This may seem like an off-topic thing to mention, but hear us out! Investing in a tar and chip driveway can significantly enhance the curb appeal and value of your property. By undertaking the project in spring, you can showcase the property looking its very best during the prime selling season – which starts in late spring and goes all the way through to the middle of summer. So, calling us now can have a great impact on your house sale in a few months’ time!

Talk to Us

For Norwich homeowners looking to upgrade their driveways, now is the time! Get in touch with our team today, and we will answer all of your questions and give you all the information you need to proceed with confidence.