Fast draining porous asphalt for driveways and parking areas

ULTIDRIVE POROUS is a fast-draining porous asphalt solution for driveways, footpaths and small parking areas. It combines excellent drainage characteristics with proven long term durability.  

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


Where can ULTIDRIVE Porous be used?

Porous asphalt for all weather driveways

ULTIDRIVE POROUS asphalt meets planning requirements for sustainable drainage and avoids puddles and standing water to provide a fast draining, all weather driveway surface.

Porous asphalt for all weather parking areas

ULTIDRIVE POROUS asphalt provides a safe, fast draining, all weather surface for residential parking areas to avoid puddles and standing water.

Porous asphalt for safe, all weather footpaths

ULTIDRIVE POROUS asphalt is a safe and sustainable paving solution for footpaths that eliminates surface water and ice for improved safety.

Why use ULTIDRIVE Porous?

Additional info

Traditional paved surfaces are laid to shed water. Unfortunately this can mean that drains are quickly overwhelmed after heavy rainfall. As a result, planning rules increasingly require proposals for large paved areas to include measures to reduce the risk of localised flooding. ULTIDRIVE POROUS asphalt has an open structure which means that rainwater quickly flows into the asphalt structure and is then slowly released into the ground, helping to avoid standing water and flooding.

For driveways: 6mm porous surface course (recommended at 30mm thickness) suitable for hand lay. 20mm porous binder course.

For parking areas: 10mm porous surface course (recommended at 35mm thickness). 20mm porous binder course.

For footpaths: 6mm porous surface course (recommended at 30mm thickness) suitable for hand lay. 20mm porous binder course


Specialist base aggregate: Tarmac’s ULTIFLOW sub-base aggregate is recommended, for a complete permeable pavement solution.

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