Why You Should Use Tar And Chip For Your Driveway

Why You Should Use Tar And Chip For Your Driveway

If you think of constructing a new driveway, it can get pretty confusing trying to figure out the correct construction type and which contractor to use. You can get a concrete driveway, an asphalt driveway, one with gravel, or even tar and chip. Each has its merits and benefits, so you can choose whichever suits your needs. 

If you are looking for a contractor to build your driveway, you should contact CH Paving & Sealcoating. We specialize in tar and chip, sealcoatingasphalt pavingmilling, and even driveway maintenance. You can check out their complete list of services by clicking here, and if you live in Blairstown, NJ, or nearby, you can contact them by filling in the form after you click here.

Instead of confusing you, let me list all the benefits of using tar and chip in constructing your driveway and why I think it is the best option.

1. It is inexpensive

Driveway construction can be costly; however, tar and chip is a relatively low-cost alternative, given the other options. Asphalt and concrete can become very expensive, but when you can get the same benefits at a better price then why go for the expensive option?

2. It is low maintenance

The best part about tar and chips is that it is almost maintenance-free under normal conditions. In most other construction methods, the surface from cracks, potholes; can sink from places, and a lot more. They also require regular maintenance like sealcoating and crack sealing. You do not have to worry about things with tar and chips because it has a rejuvenating quality. Once the surface is heated under the sun or in hot weather, the tar melts and automatically fills in any form of cracks or gaps.

3. It is durable

One might think that it is not durable because of the construction materials used, or due to its cheaper value, it must have some drawbacks. To be honest, the driveway’s life will depend on many different factors like the weather, the temperature, the traffic, and so on. Typically a tar and chip driveway should last about 10 years. That is 10 years of the almost maintenance-free and suitable looking driveway.

4. It looks good

Since we have touched on the topic of looks, tar and chip driveways have a unique texture and look. It is not bland like a concrete slab. It looks aesthetically pleasing and gives a refined and stylish look. You also have the option to customize the driveway by using multi-color chips and other techniques to make it look even better.

5. Fast Construction

Another excellent reason for using tar and chip is that it is quick to make with very little waiting time. You dig the base and add gravel. You add tar and top that off with stones on top of the gravel. Finally, it is rolled flat, and your driveway is done. There is no need to wait a day or two to use your driveway.

So contact CH Paving & Sealcoating if you want an experienced and capable crew to construct your driveway in Blairstown, NJ, or nearby. Click here to get a free estimate.

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