If you have ever hired a professional to complete a job, you will quickly realise that they converse with one another using specialist terms and jargon that goes in one ear and out of the other when you try to understand it. Before you get someone to carry out a service, we always recommend that you familiarise yourself with some words so the team here at Stone Made Drives have put together a terminology guide to driveways…
Asphalt: A type of material that is used to pave an area. It is made from aggregate minerals which are cemented together and can be placed over stone, brick and paving blocks.
Curing: This is a type of chemical process which occurs when the material used to pave an area is allowed to dry in order to achieve the best results possible. The process required water to be used in order make sure the materials don’t over dry as this may cause cracking.
Resurfacing: This is carried out when work is done in order to improve the look and function of an existing driveway or paved area. During resurfacing, materials like asphalt and concrete are used to fix up cracked, crumbling or otherwise damaged driveways.
Tack Coat: A light application of asphalt that is layered over the top of an already existing asphalt or concrete driveway. It is done in order to ensure that a bond is created between the surface that will be tended to and the overlaying new material.
Now you’re up to date on the most used terms in the world of driveways, it’s time to get in contact with the professionals. The team here at Stone Made Drives always put the customer first so get in contact with the best driveways in Kent today!