Surface Dressing Services by NB Contracts

Surface Dressing

Surface dressing comprises of the application of a thin layer of hot bitumen dispensed from a spray tanker, directly followed by another layer of aggregate chips. The process is usually carried out on a yearly basis by local councils throughout the UK as a means of further extending the life of local roads which in turn prevents things like cracks from occurring and helps to maintain safety, it is also a great solution for private roads, car parks, farm tracks and driveways.

Surface dressing advantages:

  • Seals the road surface with a waterproof layer of bitumen, helping to prevent a major cause of asphalt road damage.
  • Protects the underlying asphalt road structure, which in turn improves road life expectancy and helps to reduce the overall costs of road construction and maintenance. Well laid surface dressing can last more than 10 years, even on roads with frequent traffic.
  • It provides a renewed bitumen and aggregates the external surface with greater skid prevention and works to reduce the risk of many surface related accidents.
  • All kinds of roads, from major busy roads to quiet footpaths and even farm tracks or motorways can be surface dressed.

Surface Dressing... Things to consider

  • The correct specification must be created for each specific road type and its purpose. Get in touch with our customer service team for a detailed consultation on your new surface dressing.
  • NB Contracts have over 25 years’ experience in asphalt and tarmacadam surface laying and road repairs in the UK. We are industry certified and can help in making the correct choices when it comes to surface dressing and aggregate requirements, ensuring a successful outcome and a long lasting surface.

When to carry out Surface Dressing

  • Surface dressing comprises of far less aggregates to full asphalt surfacing.
  • There is far less pollution with only around 25% of that for laying hot asphalt, with the process taking far less time, minimising disruption to the local neighbourhood and avoiding a build-up in traffic in the area.

When to carry out Surface Dressing

  • All kinds of surface dressing work must be carried out while the remaining road surface and any original pavement is still in fairly good condition and before major repair work is necessary.
  • Prior to any skid resistance falling below the national standards for the road type in question.

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Tar & Chip Driveway Experts:

Surface Dressing

Surface dressing comprises of the application of a thin layer of hot bitumen dispensed from a spray tanker, directly followed by another layer of aggregate chips.

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Road Repairs

Our expert surfacing contractors have a vast array of experience repairing road damage such as potholes, cracks and other types of road exterior damage.

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Tarmacadam Car Parks

NB Contracts tarmacadam team can design and install surfaced car parks for businesses and residential use.

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Private Road Surfacing

Our tarmacadam contracting specialists can re-surface private roads and country estate driveways large or small, we can install an entirely new surface.

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