Tar and Chip

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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.


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.


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.