This can be cost effective surface as it can be applied to existing surfaces. If full excavation is required then decorative edgings or kerbs can be laid in variety of styles tarmac can be laid in black or red finish with coloured chippings if desired.
The alternative to tarmac is a bonded gravel drive. The preparation is the same as a tarmac but a polymer bonding compound is applied to the drive and crushed gravel is rolled into the surface. This gives the impression of a gravel drive with stability of a permanent surface.