We’ve all heard about asphalt driveways, but home and business owners have various other driveway options to choose from as they develop and maintain their property. One of these options is chip seal. Chip seal paving is an increasingly popular choice among property owners who are looking to install a driveway or other paved feature at an affordable price. AP Blacktop Service proudly provides customers with reliable chip seal driveways using high-quality materials, powerful equipment, and cutting-edge techniques. Contact us today for a free estimate on your services. You’ll be relieved to know just how affordable chip seal paving is!
What Is Chip Seal?
A chip seal driveway is also known as a “macadam,” “oil and tar,” or “tar and chip” driveway. Chip and seal paving comprises a blend of traditional pavement materials and aggregate stone. It has a gravel base, and hot liquid asphalt is poured over the base. Loose aggregate stones are then rolled on top of the hot asphalt. The result is a high-traction, textured surface. These driveways also absorb less heat than traditional blacktop, which can be a real benefit here in sun-baked Texas!
When it comes to appearance, a driveway is a driveway, right? It certainly seems that way when one looks at a neighborhood full of plain black asphalt driveways. While there is nothing wrong with a sleek look that is uniform from start to finish, chip and seal offers a welcome departure from predictable aesthetics. The assortment of stones that comprise a tar and chip driveway fall in a completely random pattern upon installation, giving the finished product a natural look that is truly one of a kind.
Chip and seal driveways do not typically require routine patching or sealing to keep them intact, as they are generally malleable and able to withstand use and exposure without incurring much damage. Additionally, chip and seal paving does not require annual sealcoating, thus allowing for additional savings.
We Know Paving!
AP Blacktop Service is a second-generation paving company that knows the industry inside and out. Our team has more than 25 years of experience, and is always staying up-to-date on the newest trends in paving so we can continue to provide the Dallas area with the very best service around. We are more than happy to explain all of your driveway options so you can choose the driveway that best suits your needs.
Some may say “chip seal” while others say “tar and chip,” but no matter what you call it, this driveway type just may be the pavement you need to compliment your property. Contact AP Blacktop Service today to learn more from our experienced tar and chip driveway contractors.