Whether you’re going to tar your driveway or pave it, the question will always remain the same; which is better paving or tar? It’s an old debate that still rages on among property owners, and the ultimate choice is always an individual one, based on a unique vision each homeowner or business owner has for their property.

The problem with a decision as big as this, is that once the choice is made, you’ll have to live with it. This makes it essential to have experts like Techno Pave in Gauteng on your side, to guide you with the right advice, which allows you to make an informed decision.

Paving and tar have very different properties, as well as different lifespans and requirements for maintenance, and then there’s the cost issue, where one is less expensive than the other.

Of course, for many homeowners and business owners, aesthetics is very important, which is another aspect that comes into the decision making process.

Which is better paving or tar?

To get a better picture of which would be a better choice in terms of a driveway, paving or tar, let’s start with a look at tar:


Ideally, tar, otherwise known as asphalt, is used on highways and arterial roads in South Africa, which is as it should be. Techno Pave uses tar on many of the major civil projects they undertake throughout Gauteng, however, it is seldom used for residential driveways.

If you live in a very hot region, where high temperatures beat down on the tar for long periods of time, it will inevitably cause damage to the driveway through warping the tar.

Despite the fact that tar isn’t too difficult to fix, you need expert technical knowledge to make sure the mix is correct, if the repair is to last. A final point here, is that tar isn’t an environmentally-friendly choice, if you care about choosing a greener option for your driveway.

On a last note; a tar driveway isn’t exactly the most aesthetically appealing choice, however, if you decide that tar is what you want, then landscaping and other edging options can make it look a lot more appealing to the eye.


If you really want to upgrade the look of your home, and add value to your property, then investing in a well-paved driveway, installed by the experts at Techno Pave, will do it all in style.

Jacques Barlow, owner and hands-on manager of Techno Pave, will give you the best advice on which pavers will withstand the weather conditions in your area, which is very important advice for the ROI you’d like.

Should there ever be the need to repair or replace a paver, Techno Pave will make it look easy by removing and replacing the damaged paver. This alone contributes to the fact that the choice of paving your driveway is truly cost effective.

Contact Techno Pave for more information

If you’d like to know more about the difference between choosing tar or paving for your project, contact Jacques at Techno Pave today. 

He and his team of experts have been in the industry for over 20 years, bringing to each project an attitude of sheer professionalism, skilled workmanship, dependability and reliability!

This is where you start if you want true peace of mind for your next project, along with quality paving at affordable prices! 

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