Trusted Gateforth Surface Dressing Contractors


We are a specialist surface dressing contractor covering Gateforth. We carry out both small and large commercial surface dressing projects for clients in this area.

Surface dressing is often referred to as 'Tar & Chip' and involves two main steps.

  1. The even spray application of an emulsion bituminous binder through a purpose built spray tanker onto the existing road surface
  2. This is followed immediately by the even application of aggregate chippings to ‘dress’ the binder.

Our Gateforth team has had many years of experience in the surface dressing industry. We offer our clients free site surveys and quotes for on all surfacing projects.

When to Surface Dress

It's best to perform surface dressing before the road surface deteriorates to the stage at which expensive major patching and/or reconstruction is required. There is also a gauge known as 'surface skidding levels' that needs to stay above the nationally accepted intervention level for the class of road in question. Please speak to a member of our Gateforth team if you wish to get your road tested for this.

Call our surface dressing experts on 01757 629434

Gateforth Tarmac surfacing

Surface Tech Ltd are 24/7 road surface dressing experts for the whole of Gateforth YO8

Surface Dressing offers many advantages in Gateforth:

  • Seals the road surface against ingress of water which is known to be one of the major causes of asphalt pavement deterioration.
  • Arrests the deterioration of the road surface and underlying road pavement structure.
  • Restores the necessary level of skid resistance to the road surface with the resultant benefits of reduction in skid related traffic accidents.
  • Timely intervention will enable worn out road surfaces to last longer thereby increasing the time to when structural maintenance is required.
  • Can help to reduce spray caused by vehicles travelling on wet road surfaces.
  • Maximises the cost effectiveness of limited highway maintenance funds.

Surface Dressing Life Expectancy:

Proper attention to design and execution has provided surface dressing lifetimes well in excess of 10 years, even on very heavily trafficked sites in Gateforth.

Can’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us for information or advice. Find out how we can help you with Gateforth surface dressing or tar & chip needs.

If you would like to find out more about our road surface dressing services, please get in touch today.

Call 01757 629434 or email info@surfacetechltd.com

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