Similar to traditional asphalt, Tar and Chip driveways use a slightly different technique to achieve a less costly, yet still durable, paved surface. With traditional asphalt, the contents are pre-mixed at an asphalt plant, and then delivered to the job site. Tar and Chip materials, on the other hand, are mixed on site instead of in a plant. Using this method, hot tar is poured on the ground, then chips of stone are layered on top, and finally a heavy roller is used to flatten the chips into the adhesive, smoothing the new pavement.
The Tar and Chip method is cost-effective, and since the contents are mixed on site, will allow you to further customize your project. Also known as Chip Sealing, Tar and Chip gives you the option of choosing different colors for your paving projects, depending on what color and type of stones are available for the mixture.
Tar and Chip driveways can be cheaper, and sometimes requires less maintenance, than a traditional asphalt installation of the same size. Richmond VA Paving can help you decide which paving method is better suited for your project!