Challenge Asphalt Chip Seal Services

Contrary to popular belief, chip sealing is for more than just refurbishing old driveways. This application can also be used for its low-maintenance and aesthetic appeal for newly paved driveways. As one of the oldest and most successful road surfacing methods, we perform many chip seal services at Challenge Asphalt. Whether looking to improve the performance of and enhance heavy traffic areas or add to your home’s value and curb appeal, our crew can deliver.

Types of Chip Seals

Chip seal applications vary by need. 

Sand seals: Best for low-traffic roads and paths. 

Reseals: Used for existing pavement, typically for aesthetics and refurbishment. 

Seal modifications: Used for cracked pavement, heavy traffic areas, or where a smoother surface is desired. 

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Benefits of Chip Sealing

+ Improved skid resistance

+ Low maintenance

+ Increased curb appeal and home value

+ Quick and affordable way to eliminate the “old asphalt” look

+ Restoration to smooth running on deteriorated surfaces

+ Ability to install over a wider range of temperatures (compared to asphalt)

+ Ability to install over a wider range of temperatures (compared to asphalt)

What to expect

When you choose Challenge Asphalt for your chip sealing needs, you get our best-in-class equipment, decades of experience, and commitment to your project. After we determine your driveway needs, we get to work. A typical chip seal application consists of cleaning and preparing the old asphalt surface and using hot asphalt as a leveling course or stabilizing damaged areas.

We finish the process by applying a hot bonding tar filled with small chip stones, which we then rake smooth and roll to compact. Chip seal stones come in various colors to complement any home style or landscape.

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Expert Driveway Installation Since 1961

At Challenge Asphalt, we know the value of a well-installed and regularly maintained driveway.

Our family-owned business is operated by an experienced crew who never cuts corners. The goal with every project—no matter the scope—is to install, maintain, and restore driveways that last for years to come and exceed our customers’ expectations. If you’ve got a challenge, we’ve got a solution.



hours of operation

Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed


118 Nopalitos Way
Santa Barbara
California, 93103