Chip and Seal
What is Chip Sealing?
Chip sealing is a cost-effective way to both build a durable driveway and a decorative driveway or private road. Chip sealing is a coating of hot applied liquid asphalt emulsions. The second step is to imbed crushed rock chips in the surface.
The top surface of stone is left free of liquid asphalt so the tar is covered and the rock is the only color that shows. This results in a wearing course of rock glued in place by the asphalt coating applied over the base. Here in the Tulsa area the most popular rock is 3/8 washed limestone.
The end result is a thin layer of liquid asphalt and a layer of fine crushed rock over the existing driveway. These two components work together for years to provide a protective layer that defends against water penetration into the base material and frost heaves. This creates a long lasting, beautiful, and durable driveway.
• Creates a warm rustic driving surface
• Skid resistant
• Chip Seals eliminates the need of crack fillers and sealcoating
• Smoothed irregularities
For Private Roads:
For private roads, chip sealing is a distinctive, durable pavement surface choice for either new construction or maintenance needs. This offers associations and subdivision developers more than just a hard pavement surface for cars to drive on.
With chip seals the durability and appearance work together to enhance the properties aesthetics.
Typical stone, gravel or dirt private roads do have a rural look but suffer from dust in the summer and mud in the spring. These types of roads also need periodic grading and maintenance due to traffic moving the material around. A solid decorative stone chip seal surface is an excellent alternative. The chip seal keeps the warm natural look but avoids the need for periodic applications with dust suppressants, raking and a grading program that takes time and money for maintenance.
Private roads that are structurally solid but in need of care can be cost effectively upgraded to a new surface for less than a new pavement with hot asphalt. The layer of liquid asphalt in the chip seal process provides the durability and water sealing qualities. The top color or natural stone surface provides a distinct look of a private country estate.
This amazing product is fractions of the price of a hot asphalt driveway and has the life expectancy of 10 to 15 years with little to no maintenance. Don't let your driveway get out of hand call us as soon as you can!