Tar And Chip Driveway Installation
What Is a Tar and Chip Driveway?
Tar and chip paving is similar in appearance to asphalt, but the installation process is different. Layers of gravel and tar are laid over the surface before finishing with stone chips of your choice.
Tar and chip paving has a history of successful use, especially in rural areas. It is a cost effective choice for those who want to save money on their driveway installation. It is also easy to upgrade from a gravel driveway to chip seal.
If you need tar and chip installation, we can help you! Tar and chip driveways are popular for advantages like lower cost, simple installation process, and a unique look.
Tar and Chip Contractors
Our professional contractors are ready to serve you. If you’re ready to resurface your driveway or road and give it a gravel appearance with chip seal, we are here to help every step of the way!
Chip Seal Paving
East Georgia Asphalt Paving works with clients across Savannah and the surrounding areas for many years. With our experienced paving contractors on-site, you are assured that the job is done right.
Why Tar and Chip?
Benefits of Tar and Chip
One of the best benefits of installing a tar and chip driveway or parking lot is that they are an affordable alternative to asphalt. They’re just as durable as blacktop and don’t require regular seal coating.
This type of paving project utilizes stones instead of asphalt, which allows for a variety of color options to be made available. It also lets the natural color of the aggregate to show through. This also means that there is no need for premixing, resulting in less waste output.
Unlike traditional asphalt paving, which requires seal coating every three to five years, a chip seal driveway is virtually maintenance free.
They are great for bad weather climates thanks to their rough texture. The surface of stones creates more traction, both in wet and dry conditions, as well as skid resistance, in bad weather. In comparison to asphalt, because it is not solidly black, chip seal surfaces don’t absorb heat quite so much during the summer months.
- Tar & Chip Asphalt Paving is Virtually Maintenance-Free
- Enhanced curb appeal
- Extremely Durable
- Superior Traction
- Seals Small Cracks and Imperfections
- Excellent Weather Proofing
- Gives New Life to Weathered Surfaces
- Protects Underlying Pavement from Oxidation, Aging, and Traffic Wear
Improved Performance and Ease of Maintenance
A tar and chip driveway might be exactly what you’re looking for if you want a more durable surface than gravel, but with more customization options than blacktop. The type of rock and crushed stone used in the final layer can change up the appearance to create the desired texture and look. Tar and chip driveways will give you incredible traction along with savings.
Comfort & Convenience
Chip sealing offers better traction when the surface is wet or snow-covered, which makes it a more desirable option than asphalt. It is an especially popular choice in rural environments.
How long will this type of driveway last?
On average, you can expect your tar and chip driveway to last a minimum of seven years before needing a recoat. This also depends on the number of layers applied to the surface, daily use, and weight of vehicles that travel it.
Tar and Chip Driveway Installation
Installing a tar-and-chip driveway is not difficult, but does require some time and effort. A gravel base will be installed before the hot liquid asphalt can be poured over it. It is followed by a coating of loose stones, which are rolled into it and then compacted to create the finished product. You can choose different colors for your top layer using various types of stones.
Tar and chip paving can be installed on top of existing asphalt, concrete or other stable surfaces provided they are in sufficiently good shape.
Tar and Chip Maintenance
Tar and chip driveways require very little regular maintenance unlike asphalt driveways. No frequent sealing of your chip seal driveway is required. However, it can be more difficult to snow shovel. The top layer of rock can be damaged by snow shoveling, and so careful plowing is usually preferred. To avoid damaging the top layer, ensure that the plow drives slowly enough to only just barely touch the paved surface.