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As Hampshire tarmac experts J Lee Landscapes Hants offer a range of asphalt and tarmacing solutions including road and driveway tarmac repairs. We also have extensive experience in the laying of new surfacing for car parks, forecourts and driveways.
Tarmac laying – or tarmacing – is the process of laying a mixture of tar and aggregate onto a road surface and then compacting it with a roller. It is often thought to be a process developed by John Louden Macadam, a Scottish engineer and road builder born in 1756; however the process refers mainly to a way of ADDING tar to a Macadam surface, which itself was suitable for horses and not mechanised vehicles.
The actual process of tarmacing was patented in 1901 by Edgar Purnell Hooley, a Swansea-born civil engineer who also founded the world-famous company that bears the name of the process, now Tarmac Plc. It is the process rather than the material that distinguishes Hooley’s method: coal tar or bitumen had been laid over Macadam roads since at least 1834, when John Henry Cassell patented ‘pitch macadam’.
For advice or to discuss your tarmacing requirement contact us today, one of our Hampshire tarmacing experts will be more than happy to assist!
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