Surface Dressing contractor in Kent

Surface Dressing Contractor KentSurface dressing (tar and chip surfacing) is usually applied to a road or driveway when the surface or sub-surface layers of the road have deteriorated to the point that they have to be replaced, you will need to take away the existing layer and put down a new surface. Resurfacing is an investment and will normally last you at least 15 years.

Many roads are surface dressed; this will involve treating the road surface to prevent it getting worn. These treatments are often cheaper than costly rebuilding works so you can maintain more roads for the same price.

What is surface dressing?

Surface dressing is a cost-effective way of restoring the road surface and sealing it in one process. The surface dressing can be beneficial in many ways as it improves skidding resistance which makes the roads safe, protects the road against frost and water damaging and helps the road be waterproof.

KC Contractors spray the road with a bitumen binder, followed by a layer of chippings. The chippings are pressed into the surface by a rolling machine. To make sure a uniform coating of the emulsion, more chippings are deliberately applied to the surface than is actually required to complete the dressing process.

Advisory speed limits are used to keep traffic speeds to 15 mph until we are confident the dressing has settled.

tar and chip surfacing kentWhat’s the difference between surface dressing and resurfacing?

Surface dressing is preventative, for roads which are in relatively good condition. It can last around ten years, roads can be re-dressed up to three times, and is very cost-effective. Also, the work is done relatively quickly, minimising the inconvenience for residents and motorists. Resurfacing is a more extensive structural maintenance treatment which involves digging down and removing the top layer of a worn-out road surface, and replacing this with new material.

Trusted Surface Dressing Contractor in Kent

We have carried out a hundreds of jobs for clients within the local authority, commercial, private and public sectors. Our professional team is employed directly and they have all undergone training to ensure stringent safety standards are met and exceeded. Our Kent road surfacing projects are completed to the highest level of workmanship, no matter how large or small.

Kent tarmac surfacing & paving

07309 639449

Why choose us for surfacing your roads & driveways in Kent?

The road surfacing and driveways we repair or install are done so by a fully trained team of skilled labourers. Every member of the team has years of experience in road surfacing, car parks, driveways and other paving projects around Kent.

Using only the best materials, such as Tarmac and Marshalls block paving, all our work conforms to British Standards and is fully guaranteed. We are one of Kent's leading surfacing and driveway companies.

Choose the Trusted & Professional Asphalt & Tarmac Contractors in Kent

As our reviews suggest, your surfacing satisfaction is our main aim and we work hard to ensure quality and reliability. We aim to give you 100% peace of mind that your tarmacadam, asphalt, resin drive or paving project will last the test of time.

With £10million public liability insurance, competitive prices and the dedication of our skilled workforce, we remain the preferred surfacing contractors in Kent.


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Kent Coast Contractors

07309 639449