Chipseal

Chipseal (tar and chip)

Chipseal (also known ast tar and chip or chip and tar) is a pavement surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate. Chipseal contractors typically use this process on rural roads and residential driveways , Road contractors refer to this as ‘tar and chip’.

Chipseal as a new construction

Chipseal is a great choice when considering what type of pavement surface you want for your new construction not only because it is cost effective (less than half the price of asphalt) but because it is a highly durable surface that can be used maintenace free for over 15 years. Chipseal also delivers a rustic look that can come in a variety of colors depending on what type of aggregate is used.

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Chipseal over existing asphalt

Chipseal is a great alternative to sealcoating or costly asphalt overlays. When an existing pavement is chipsealed it eliminates the need for further asphalt maintenence programs such as crack filling, sealcoating and patching.

1.The first step in construction a chipseal wearing course is distributing an even layer of HFRS tar.

Our distributor applying HFRS tar.

Our distributor applying HFRS tar.

2.Then embedding a layer of aggregate into the HFRS.

Our chip spreader truck applying the first coat of chip stone

Our chip spreader truck applying the first coat of chip stone

3.The aggreged is evenly distributed over the seal spray.

Our chip seal specialst raking the stone into an even course

Our chip seal specialst raking the stone into an even course

4.Then rolled into a smooth pavement surface.

Chip seal road after compaction and 2 years of wear.

Chip seal road after compaction and 2 years of wear.