The ultimate porous driveway and car park surface

ULTIDRIVE POROUS is a porous asphalt with excellent drainage characteristics and proven long term durability. It combines excellent drainage characteristics with long term durability. It is a hard wearing permeable asphalt that eliminates the problem of surface water whilst meeting relevant local planning requirements. Supplied as a 6mm or a 10mm surface course, ULTIDRIVE POROUS uses advanced binder technology, and when used in conjunction with a specially designed porous binder course, provides effective drainage, whilst maintaining long term durability.


  • Driveways
  • Car parks


  1. Proven performance

    Using the latest Porous Asphalt technology and a modified binder, the open aggregate structure allows effective drainage and ensures no surface water ponding.
  2. Enhanced compliance

    Reduces direct surface water run-off to meet the requirements of planning regulations and the Code for Sustainable Homes.
  3. Improved safety

    Eliminates the problem of both standing water and ice patches that can occur in cold weather conditions.
  4. Faster completion

    Avoids expensive additional drainage, allowing quicker project delivery and reduced disruption to clients and end users.
  5. Ultimate solutions

    Available in 6mm for driveways and 10mm for car parks. When combined with the Tarmac ULTIFLOW range of permeable sub-base aggregates, we can offer a complete permeable solution.

  6. Ultimate support

    At Tarmac, technical excellence comes as standard. ULTIDRIVE POROUS is only available for installation by accredited contractors who have full access to our expert training, advice and technical support.

Ultidrive Porous - Large parking area

Tarmac Contracting were appointed as surfacing contractor for this project to build the new 4000m2 staff car park at this brewery in Monmouthshire. The new ULTIDRIVE POROUS surface provided a safe, all-weather parking area which would avoid surface water. It also met the client’s sustainability requirements by helping to manage rainwater at source and control its release into the surrounding environment.

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