What is Chip & Seal Paving?

What is Chip & Seal is a similar product to Asphalt. This product is a tar and chip combination of asphalt cement and gravel mixed together for driveway, parking lot and road resurfacing. Used for over 100 years that provides a great alternative to asphalt. With a variety of shades from brown, light grey, and red. Lower cost (half the cost of asphalt), virtually maintenance free and good traction.

 

 

What is the difference between Asphalt and Chip & Seal?

 is in the construction method

 

Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement

Heating liquid asphalt + mixing it with aggregate +
compacting the mixture = a durable road structure and riding surface.

Chip and Seal Paving

Thin film of heated asphalt liquid is sprayed on the road surface + placement of small aggregates/chips compacted for maximum adherence + sweeping excess stones from the surface = new driveway.

 

CHIP & SEAL PAVEMENT BENEFITS

For Roads, Driveways and Parking Lots

 

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  • Cost less than asphalt and concrete.
  • Asphalt overlays last longer.
  • Lower maintenance cost over a period of time.
  • Roads maintained with Chip & Seal are in better condition.
  • Effective moisture barrier for the underlying pavement by sealing cracks in the pavement.
  • Prevent deterioration of the asphalt surface from aging and oxidation.
  • Eliminate the need to crack seal.
  • Enhance safety by providing good skid resistance.
  • Eliminates black ice.
  • Texas sun allows the chip seals to re-seal cracks by flowing back together.
  • Only used on low traffic routes, less than 2500 vehicles per day.

 

Interstate Paving has provided Concrete, Asphalt Overlay as well as Chip and Seal since 1953 and are pavement contractor specialists. Free estimates, flexible scheduling and superior customer service. Looking for a residential or commercial paving contractor then please contact Interstate Paving at one of our locations closest to you.