Earthworks on Road Construction: Understanding the Importance

Construction work on roads is not just about digging up the ground and laying down new layers of asphalt. There are many other factors that go into the construction process, including earthwork. Earthworks can be broken up into two main categories: excavation and embankment. This blog post will explore what they both entail, as well…

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Asphalt vs. Bitumen: What’s the Difference?

Asphalt and bitumen are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have their own unique characteristics. Asphalt is a paving material that was originally made from natural materials such as tar, gravel, clay, rock and sand. Bitumen is the heavy oil product also known as asphalt or pitch which comes from the petroleum distillation…

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How Tarmac Became a Modern Construction Tool

In the 1800s a Scottish engineer called John Louson McAdam designed a method for building roads from stone or gravel. McAdam’s design helped create smoother surfaces and lessened the number of potholes in roads. But how did this creation become one of the most used construction materials in modern history? The Origins of Tarmac In…

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How to Extend Your Driveway: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re thinking of extending your driveway, there are many things that need to be considered. There is a lot more to it than just laying some concrete! Here at Jordan Surfacing, we want to help you make the best decision for your driveway. To help, we created this ultimate guide on how to extend…

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The Importance of Road Maintenance: What’s at Stake?

Roads are the backbone of modern society. They connect us to each other, provide access to amenities and services, and allow for safe passage in vehicles. Unfortunately, roads can be a victim of our own success: they wear away with time due to heavy use and extreme weather conditions. One such example is iced over…

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What is Concrete: Common Uses and Functions

Concrete is a construction material that has been used for centuries. It’s one of the most widely-used materials in the world, and it comes in many different forms, such as concrete blocks, slabs or panels. Concrete can be used to create structures like buildings and pavements but also other things like drains or bridges. It’s…

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Tarmac Restorer: What is it and How Long Does It Last

Tarmac Restorer is a protective sealant for tarmac driveways and road surfacing. It improves the durability of tarmac surfaces, prolongs their life and enhances appearance. Tarmac Restorer has been specifically designed to be applied to tarmac surfaces that have already had an initial surface preparation or coating application. This means it can be used on…

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How To Fill Small Gaps in Tarmac

The tarmac on your driveway or car park may have small gaps in some areas. This can be caused by a number of factors including frost, wear and tear from cars driving over it, or damage to the surface. Luckily there are several ways in which you can fill these small gaps so that they…

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Surfacing Ideas to Improve the Value of Your Home

There are several ways to improve your home’s value, but one essential thing that is often ignored is improving the look of your driveway, patio or path. Here are a few surfacing ideas that can help you get a good price when you sell your property. Asphalt and tarmac driveways At Jordan Surfacing, we provide…

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What is Recycled Aggregate Concrete?

As more and more consumers and companies become worried about the environment, companies are being pressured to use materials from sustainable sources. Due to this, there is a substantial increase in the use of recycled aggregate concrete. Probably, you are wondering how using recycled aggregate concrete can benefit you. Well, the use of recycled aggregates…

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