Chip seal is a processes of distributing liquid asphalt emulsion on to gravel/asphalt. Then covering with a layer of 3/8" chips and compact into the emulsion. Depending on use and condition 1 to 3 layers is recommended.
A coat of chip seal should be applied every 4-5 years depending on use and climate. Chip seal is a great option when asphalt is cost prohibited. Chip seal allows for better dust control and traction in winter months. With a chip seal it eliminates the need for adding gravel and regrading gravel every year.
Top five reasons to chip seal:
- Low economic commitment
- Dust control
- Better traction in snow/ice conditions
- Seals the roadway from environmental conditions
- Provides a rustic look, without the gravel problems
Recommended areas of use:
- Farm lanes
- Parking lots
- Private lanes
- Bike paths