Ottawa Paving - crack resistant and flexible | TAC Ottawa Paving

Imagine layered pavement…

That you never have to replace

Imagine flexible pavement…

That comes with a real warranty

Imagine beautiful pavement…

That you can be proud of

TAC Black

The beginning of the end for asphalt driveways.

Shopping for pavement can be stressful. Every asphalt contractor offers the same thing and claims to have the best product and customer service.

But Ottawa asphalt has had it’s fair share of issues. The 2016 auditor general’s report on premature failing asphalt after only 1-3 years revealed serious problems in Ottawa’s asphalt supply. With asphalt, home owners never know how long before their new asset will begin to crack and deteriorate to an ugly mess.

Then there’s the sealing, crack repair, asphalt patching… Yikes.

TAC Black uses liquid asphalt PLUS proprietary additives designed to increase lifespan in our Canadian climates. TAC Ottawa gets to control the AC-content in our pavement, rather than hope the asphalt manufacturer hasn’t used an inappropriate amount of recycled asphalt (as noted in the Auditor General’s report of 2016).

TAC 2.0 involves following government spec for roadway construction. However, with TAC Black, in addition to everything included in a regular TAC, we also install a load-support system under the pavement prior to paving. This is huge. Load support is typically used on new roads to oil fields for heavy equipment. We’ve made it a part of our paving process for driveways!

After load support is installed, we laser-fine grade the base to completion, install TAC 2.0 and finish with the clean liquid asphalt coating. That’s how you build better pavement. That’s how we will make asphalt driveways obsolete!

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TAC Black is one of our most popular innovations from 2015 for great reason:

  1. Flexible pavement is more crack-resistant. Better yet, if repairs are ever needed, we can just apply more TAC Black to a problem area. It’s that simple.
  2. At the end of the pavement life cycle, if replacement is ever needed, we can apply a single layer of TAC (rather than 3) to completely renew the surface at a fraction of the cost required to do so with asphalt.
  3. The same paving process is used on rural highways where the speed limit is higher than usual for tar and chip roads.

We used to stay away from comparing our pavement to asphalt. This year is different. With the auditor general’s report revealing so many issues in asphalt, it’s very difficult to know what you’re getting. This is not to say that Ottawa paving contractors are at fault. We don’t believe they are. According to Canada, the issues lie somewhere in the Ottawa asphalt supply chain.

TAC Black is not dependent on a quality asphalt supply (thank god). Our team, research and development, pavement recipe, partners and management all come together to bring you the future of Ottawa paving. We’re offering a better pavement with the highest possible lifetime value.

Golf course owners, SkyDive airport runways, government roadways, parking lot owners and home owners alike are all recognizing TAC Black as The Smart Way to Pave.

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The TAC Black team carefully applies the secret sauce to government spec for roadways.
Private roadways are quite popular for this application. Extended longevity, no cracking and economical resurfacing makes TAC Black a great option for large surface paving.


We can customize the texture to your preference. This couple wanted “extra granular” much like our golf course clients who appreciate that you can clearly see this is not asphalt.
Likewise, this couple wanted their TAC Black “extra smooth”.

What our clients have to say...

Frank s. says: we heard from a friend and thought we would look into it. Taylor arrived as confirmed and presented us we a very non-pressure sales presentation with answers to all our questions. Once we finished with questions, he then measured our area and gave us a c…

“Workers were great as was the experience.”

“I think we are going to get a very nice return when we sell the house. This was a big project that tuned out great. Good group of guys here.”

“We were impressed with this service and result. I like having the option to use your roadway process to make this driveway more like smooth asphalt if we want at some point too.”

Randy and Rhonda P. says: We heard about tar and chip Ottawa through a friend who went to the homeshow in Ottawa. We wanted to get our driveway paved, but we weren’t looking forward to the cost (about $3,000 more), time to install or maintenance of asphalt. Taylor came…