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Invest in a driveway that will impress and be long-lasting

Friday, 16th October, 2020 11:02am
Invest in a driveway that will impress and be long-lasting
Invest in a driveway that will impress and be long-lasting



AN established business in North Galway is now expanding its services. The McTigue Group which has been selling stone and has been involved in the quarry business for many years is delighted to have recently established a new tarmacadam service.

The new venture will be available to residential and commercial clients in Galway city and county as well as parts of Mayo. Gary McTigue says that expanding the business into tarmacadam was a natural step and they are happy to have six additional staff on board as a result.

Co Galway has one of the highest numbers of self-builds in the country and a house is never complete until the driveway and outside hard areas are finished. A well-installed tarmac drive can transform the overall appearance of a home. Tarmac is the most popular type of driveway in rural areas as it offers low maintenance and best value for money.

McTigue’s tarmacadam has an experienced team who use the latest equipment and products to ensure your project is completed to the highest standards.

Tarmacadam has improved and developed over the years and McTigue’s offer the latest Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA). SMA is extremely durable and long-lasting. It is a commercial quality product that is now available for the domestic market. It offers superior resistance to deformation and meets high manufacturing standards.

The improvements to the quality of product used in modern tarmacadam means that work can be completed throughout the year which is hugely beneficial given Ireland’s ever-changing and unpredictable weather.

Old and new projects

And it’s not just new builds that benefit from the clean and crisp finish of a well-laid tarmacadam drive or yard. Driveways that were installed perhaps 30 years ago are causing problems for householders who see weeds coming up, cracks, bulges and the tarmacadam loosened and crumbling in many areas.

The answer is to have the old unsightly finish taken up, cleared away and a new stronger tarmacadam surface put down. This is a complete service that is offered by McTigues who will happily call to a home to discuss individual needs and provide a quote.

Gary explains that their service also includes the installation of any kerbing necessary to ensure a neat and long-lasting finish along with all drainage, pipes and gullies that may also be needed as part of the project. The client will be left with a beautiful driveway and yard that will be extremely low maintenance and last for decades to come.

A tarmacadam drive also adds value to a home, an important factor if you are considering selling in the future. It also provides a wonderful smooth surface for children to play and cycle bikes, go-karts and similar activities. The smooth finish also provides skid resistance which is highly beneficial during our cold and frosty winter months. Of course, it is also very weather resistant and can handle hot summers and stormy and cold winters.

Having a tarmac driveway installed is a significant investment and it should only be carried out by experienced and qualified teams. A deal that sounds too good to be true, usually is and it can prove an extremely costly mistake.

McTigue’s take care of all the necessary preparatory works and will discuss and assess everything that is required during a site visit.

“We offer very competitive prices, and the work is carried out to extremely high standards. Anyone is welcome to chat to us about their specific needs and we can bring them to some of the projects we have already completed, so they can see for themselves how good our service and product is,” says Gary.

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