What is Chip Seal Paving?

If you’ve ever driven down a back-country road or used passage roads along farmland, you’ve likely driven on top of the ‘original’ paving style known as chip seal. In a chip seal road, a thin layer of asphalt is laid down. Then, layers of crushed stone and aggregate are compacted on top of the asphalt.

Chip seal is a rugged paving aggregate that is durable and has a unique appearance. It has a slightly rougher texture than traditional blacktop and is lighter in color, too.  Also known as “tar and chip,” it’s a popular type of pavement in College Station and this region of Texas.

Why Choose Chip Seal Paving?

There are several reasons chip seal paving is a popular choice. Here are just a few of these benefits:

  • It’s durable. Chip seal requires no maintenance and will last longer than regular blacktop.
  • It’s cost-effective. Since chip seal is an aggregate, it usually costs less than installing regular asphalt (of course, the final cost depends on the amount of paving required for your project).
  • It looks distinctive. Because chip seal looks different than traditional asphalt, its distinct look can add a unique flair to your property. It may not be as smooth as blacktop, but it’s not as bumpy as gravel.

Is Chip Seal Only Used for Driveways?

While chip seal paving is a popular choice for budget-conscious homeowners, it’s not just for driveways! We can install chip seal paving in any location that regular asphalt paving can be installed – including ranch roads, town roads, city roads, parking lots, and warehouse equipment storage areas.

At Premium Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating, we are happy to provide chip seal as one of our paving options for driveways, parking lots, and roads. To learn more about chip seal paving or any of our paving services, contact us today. We have proudly served College Station, Bryan, Brenham, Temple, Waco, and beyond for over nine years. We’d love to count you as one of our satisfied customers!

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