Chip Sealing a driveway.
You might call chip seal or tar and gravel the original paving solution. Rudimentary chip seal was used on early Roman roads to control dust and erosion in high traffic sections. Still in use today, and favored as a low cost, low maintenance solution, chip seal provides a natural appearance that will last for years. Not every pavement contractor has the experience and tools to work with chip seal. Levy B LLC has over 30 years experience in applying chip seal.
Chip seal is often the preferred pavement solution for large, more rural projects. By planning effectively, installation can be completed quickly with minimum traffic disruption.
Popular chip seal applications include:
Rural parking lots
Farm & ranch roads
Chip seal is chosen for its many advantages, which include:
Rustic look and feel
Lower cost than asphalt or concrete
A solid upgrade for gravel or dirt roads
Greatly reduces dust
Stops against erosion and weather damage
A chip seal is a two-step process which includes first an application of asphalt emulsion and then a layer of crushed rock. Depending on the project a single or double course chip seal is installed.
Maintenance is truly minimal. A chip seal installation is pretty much a one-and-done affair. Installations will provide several years of service. Chip seal is often used to rejuvenate areas where the existing surface has deteriorated.