Tar & Chip Surfacing - Jersey City
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You may not know what “tar-and-chip” means, but you have almost certainly seen driveways and roads made this way. Or maybe you know it by one of its other names: chip-and-seal, seal chip, macadam, or liquid asphalt and stone. No matter what you call it, it may not be the first thing you think of when you think of a driveway. But just because you haven’t heard of tar-and-chip before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about it.
You’ve probably driven for miles on roads and parking lots made of tar and gravel. It’s a good choice for a driveway.
A tar-and-chip driveway is a good alternative to asphalt and has a more solid surface than plain gravel. It also has a rough texture, which makes it much easier to walk on than poured concrete, which can be slippery when wet or covered in snow.
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How to Keep a Tar-and-Chip Driveway in Good Shape
A tar-and-chip driveway really doesn’t need any regular maintenance. It doesn’t need to be sealed as asphalt does. This is great news! But you need to be careful when you remove snow. If you are not careful when using a snowplow to clear the driveway, it can damage the surface. For the best results, make sure the plow rides just above the surface of the driveway. Then, you can either use a shovel to get rid of the leftover snow or wait for it to melt away. If you clear snow with a shovel or snowblower, you won’t have to deal with this problem. You can count on the surface being safe for 7 to 10 years. At this point, you may want to add another layer of tar and stones.
Almost no upkeep is needed
Unlike asphalt, which needs to be sealed every few years, tar and chip don’t need much maintenance because it never needs to be sealed. Ask us if Tar and Chip paving is the best choice for your project.
Surfaces that are cooler and have better grip
Because the chip seal is made of light-colored stone, it doesn’t absorb heat as the blacktop does, so it stays much cooler. Even when it’s wet, tar and chip is a great choice for steep slopes because of its rough, gritty surface.