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What’s The Busiest Time of Year for Hiring a Tarmac Hotbox?


The question of which is the busiest time of year for hiring a tarmac hotbox is actually the question of when is the best time of year for resurfacing and other road repairs. In this latest article from N.D Brown, we’ll be taking you through this question. By doing this, we hope that you’ll gain an understanding of both when the busiest time of year to rent a hotbox is and also when is the most conducive time of year to complete road surfacing. Read on to find out more. 

Which Time of Year Is Best For Surfacing?

The best time of year for surfacing and resurfacing is one when the conditions are just right. In practical terms, this means a temperature that’s not too warm or too cold: if it’s too hot, the tarmac will take a very long time to dry. If it’s too cold, the tarmac may dry out and harden before it’s had time to settle, which means you risk having air bubbles in your surfacing – which could lead to cracks or even potholes. At the same time, your workspace will ideally be mostly dry at the time of installation. This is to ensure that you don’t inadvertently trap rainwater within the surface at any point, as this could also lead to cracks or potholes later on. 

With these two considerations in mind, it’s also important to remember that most potholes and surface damage are done during the winter months. As such, the best time of year for road surfacing is early spring to just before midsummer. The reason for this is two-fold.

  1. This time of year largely matches the temperature and environmental requirements described above. 
  2. As potholes and other forms of road damage can be dangerous to road users and pedestrians, it’s a good idea to get them fixed as soon as possible. Because early spring is the earliest time of year the weather matches the installation’s needs, it is the best time of year to complete the installation. 

Tarmac Hotboxes From N.D Brown

At N.D Brown, we have been providing clients with a range of high-quality vehicles for over 50 years. We carry a wide variety of industrial vehicles, including tipper grabbers, tarmac hotboxes, 4×4 vehicles, and many more. If you’re looking to hire but aren’t sure when your project will end, N.D Brown is the company for you. We offer both long-term and short-term hire options, and you can easily switch between the two depending on your needs. This means you have a hire contract that suits your needs and your needs alone. 

Thanks to our depots located throughout the UK, we can supply our customers with the vehicles they need wherever they’re working; so if you’re looking for a tarmac hotbox in Perth or a welfare van in Truro, you can trust N.D Brown to provide it for you. 

If you have any questions about our fleet of vehicles or any of our services, please contact N.D Brown today.

About ND Brown

ND Brown Ltd is a specialist independent truck rental and sales company of over 40 years’ standing. Owned and operated by the same dedicated management team since its inception, ND Brown’s efforts are focused on supplying the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance industries with high-quality modern HGV vehicles for both short and long-term self-drive hire.

From our sales division, we also sell a wide, but specialised range of new and used commercial vehicles.

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