Tuffpave is an approved, polymer-modified thin surfacing system that can be laid by any approved licensed laying contractor. It uses the same distinctive ingredients as Tuffgrip, and performs to the same high standards on noise and spray reduction, and skid resistance, while delivering excellent ride quality.

It has been designed as a gap-graded mixture containing a high percentage of coarse aggregate bound by the polymer modified binder. The coarse aggregate provides an interlocked framework giving excellent resistance to deformation while the polymer modified binder ensures maximum durability. The mix design and choice of aggregate size provide a texture depth that is retained throughout the life of the surfacing, and gives significant reduction in noise over more traditional surfacings, such as Hot Rolled Asphalt (HRA) and concrete.


The main advantages of Tuffpave when used as a maintenance treatment, either as inlay or overlay or as a surface course for new construction, are:

  • Restores texture and skid resistance
  • Strong and durable
  • Excellent resistance to deformation
  • Enhanced ride quality
  • Excellent noise reduction
  • Excellent spray reduction
  • Provided as a system – Hanson manage the approval process
Skid resistance.
Resistance to deformation.
Enhanced ride quality.
Noise reduction.
Spray reduction.


  • Major highways

  • Major paved areas
  • Local Authority network

The Tuffpave range includes:

  • Tuffdrive- a durable material for residential driveways.
  • Tuffdrain- essentially developed for use in Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and filter drains at the edge of motorways and other major roads
  • Tufflex- a polymer-modified binder/surface course with excellent load spreading ability

Tuffpave technical data

Coarse aggregate
Los Angeles abrasion value30 max
Aggregate abrasion valueAs specified in SHW
Clause 942 (Appendix 7.1)
Flakiness index20 max (6mm 30max)
Nominal sizes6mm; 10mm; 14mm
BinderHigh performance Polymer
Modified Binder (PMB)
Layer thickness
Details of constituent quality and layer thickness shown below
6mm nominal size20 – 30mm
10mm nominal size25 – 50mm
14mm nominal size35 – 50mm
Surface texture (on installation)
10mm medium texture1.1 – 1.6 mm
14mm medium texture1.3 – 1.8 mm
(All HA Clause 942 Level 3)
Road and laboratory test results
Torque bondTypical figures +800 KPa
Noise reductionHA Clause 942
Wheeltracking (BSEN 12697 – 22
procedure B category WTS Air 1,0)
HA Clause 942 Level 3
Water sensitivity (retained stiffness)Minimum 80%
Stiffness>1500 MPa (6mm)
>2000 MPa (14/10mm)

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