Chip sealing is a method of refurbishing old asphalt driveways or covering up newly paved driveways for the aesthetic value of the chip stone and is one of the oldest and most successful methods of road surfacing. A typical chip seal application consists of cleaning and preparing the old asphalt surface and using hot asphalt as a leveling course or stabilizer in holes, ruts or failed areas. The process is finished by applying a hot bonding tar impregnated with small chip stones, raking smooth and rolling to compact. Chip seal stones come in a variety of colors to compliment every landscape style or theme.
Types of Chip Seals
Common types of chip seals include sand seals for low traffic roads and paths, reseals of existing pavement, seal modifications for cracked pavement and seals for heavy traffic areas or where a smoother surface is desired.
Chip seals | an economical, practical and beautiful surface solution
The benefits of chip sealing includes:
- Improved skid resistance
- Low maintenance requirements
- Increased curb appeal and home value
- A quick and affordable way to eliminate an “old asphalt” look
- Restored smooth running surface on deteriorated surfaces
- Ability to install over a wider range of temperatures compared to asphalt chip
- Ability to install without tar for a green home driveway
If you are interested in a green surface solution, contact us for more information on our no-tar chip sealing process.
Using our over 50 years experience in residential paving, Challenge Asphalt will advise on the type of chip seal application that will add to the value, appearance and functionality of your home. For further information about chip seals or our no-tar, green surface solutions, give us a call at 805-969-2616 or email us, we would be more than happy to assist you.