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Tar and Chip

Tar and chip driveway work is a type of driveway paving that involves the application of a layer of hot liquid asphalt or tar on the surface of a prepared base, followed by a layer of aggregate chips that are spread over the top. Here are some ways that Uniform Paving can help you with your tar and chip needs:

Site Preparation: The first step in tar and chip driveway work involves preparing the base. This involves grading and leveling the existing surface, removing any debris, and compacting the soil.


Tar and Chip Application: 


Application: Once the base is prepared, a sprayer applies the liquid asphalt to the surface. The asphalt is heated to around 300 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a liquid and easy to spread.

Spreading of Aggregate Chips: After the liquid asphalt has been applied, a layer of aggregate chips is spread over the surface. The size and type of aggregate chips used can vary depending on the desired look and functionality of the driveway.

Compaction: Once the aggregate chips are in place, the surface is compacted using a roller or other heavy equipment. This helps to ensure that the surface is level and durable.

Finalizing The Tar And Chip Path

Final Touches: Any excess aggregate chips are swept away, and the driveway is left to cure and harden. Over time, the surface will develop a textured finish that provides good traction and helps to prevent slipping and sliding.

Overall, tar and chip driveway work is a cost-effective alternative to traditional asphalt or concrete paving that provides a durable, low-maintenance surface that can last for many years with proper care.

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