Tar And Chip Paving Services

Tar and Chip, Conway Asphalt Paving

If you’ve ever been driving down a highway and seen those black tar strips, you may have wondered what they are. They’re known as tar and chip paving, and they’re a type of asphalt paving growing in popularity. Here’s everything you need to know about tar and chip paving so you can decide if it’s the right choice for your project.

What Are Tar And Chip Roads?

Tar and chip, sometimes known as “chip seal paving,” is a low-cost alternative to similar asphalt paving services we offer for commercial applications. It’s a type of surface treatment that covers the surface with a layer of tar, small gravel, and stone chips. The stones are then embedded into the tar by rollers. Tar and chip are famous for rural roads, driveways, parking areas, and some bike paths because it’s less expensive than asphalt and can be applied over various surfaces, including concrete, timber decks, and even existing bitumen road surfaces. While it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as asphalt or concrete, tar and chip are affordable to improve safety while also providing a durable surface for traffic to drive on.

Tar and Chip Paving Benefits



With proper maintenance, tar and chip paving can last for up to 10 years, depending on the amount of traffic and weather conditions.



The finished surface is a mix of black tar, aggregate, and stone that provides an attractive look for your driveway or parking lot.



Compared to other types of pavement, tar and chip paving is relatively economical because it’s quick and easy to apply.



It can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including existing asphalt. Because the material is so flexible, it can be applied to nearly any surface, including concrete.


Easy Maintenance

The only regular maintenance required is sweeping the surface and applying a sealant every few years.

Tar and Chip Paving Benefits

Here’s how tar and chip paving is typically installed:


First step: Perform preparation work

Before the installation process can begin, any debris or vegetation on top of the existing surface is removed by hand or with a weed whacker. If the existing surface is concrete, it will need to be ground up and removed by a concrete saw.


Second step: Place aggregate, gravel layer, and tar layer down

First, a thin coat of coarse gravel called “aggregate” is spread evenly across the prepared surface. Then a thick coat of black asphalt emulsion, also called “tar,” is placed on top. The tar is then covered with a thin layer of finely crushed aggregate, creating the finished surface.


Third step: Embed stones into emulsion using a roller

Once the tar and aggregate are applied, workers use special equipment to embed polished stones into the tar until they’re pressed firmly against the surface of the road. The rocks provide traction without seriously increasing the cost of installation.


Fourth step: Sweep surface and apply sealant

Once the stones are embedded into the tar, workers use a street sweeper to sweep away excess material and apply a clear asphalt emulsion coat over the entire surface. The clear sealer protects from water damage by blocking moisture penetration and acts as a glue to help bind the stones to the road’s surface.

If you need a paving contractor for your home or business in the Conway area, be sure to consider our tar and chip installation. This process provides a beautiful and durable surface that will last for years.


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Tar and Chip Surface Installation Services

Asphalt Driveway Chip

A Tar and Chip Driveway is the perfect way to add a touch of class to your home or business. Contractors will seal and coat your driveway with a layer of tar, then cover it in smooth stones for a stunning finish. We offer a variety of colors to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to match your property.

Chip Sealing

Chip Seal Paving is a specialized service that seals asphalt surfaces with an oil and aggregate mixture. This process protects the surface from weathering and extends the life of the pavement. It’s the perfect solution for asphalt surfaces in poor condition and needs to be restored.

Tar and Chip Paving Parking Lots

When it comes to paving your parking lot, there’s no better option than tar and chip paving. Tar and chip paving is a cost-effective way to resurface your parking lot. Our experienced professionals use hot tar and stones to create a durable surface that can withstand the test of time.

Asphalt Repair

Tar and Chip Asphalt Repair is a quick, convenient way to mend cracks and fix potholes in your asphalt surfaces. This service uses a hot tar and chip mixture poured over the damaged area and then smoothed out with a roller. The result is a seamless repair that blends in with your property.

Asphalt Maintenance

An asphalt maintenance program is the best way to keep your property looking its best. Suppose you’re interested in having us maintain your parking lot, driveway, or other asphalt surfaces. In that case, we’ll come out and seal coat them with an oil and aggregate mixture that protects against weather damage.

Tar and chip paving is an excellent option for looking for an attractive, durable pavement that will last for years. If you’re interested in this type of paving, be sure to contact our professional contractors to discuss your options.

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