Tar and Chip is a paving option that is considerably less expensive than Concrete or Black Top, and is synonymous with 'Chip Sealing'.
Hot-liquid asphalt cement, liquid A/C or hot tar are used as binders with gravel acting as the main structural component. Tar and Chip ingredients are not premixed but are delivered to individual job sites, as needed. Tar & Chip is a leading choice for:
• Parking lots
• And so much more
If you live in Arlington and have any type of resurfacing or paving need (whether residential or commercial), Prime Asphalt is here for you!
Benefits of Tar & Chip Compared to Asphalt
Tar & Chip possesses some note-worthy advantages over asphalt; and as a side-note, Tar & Chip has been used worldwide for more than 100 years! When compared to asphalt, the advantages of Tar & Chip are clear:
Tar & Chip provides aesthetics that asphalt cannot. The rustic look and texture of Tar & Chip offers a welcomed contrast to the utilitarian appearance of regular asphalt paving.
The initial cost of installing Tar & Chip can be 40% less than its regular-asphalt counterpart!
Asphalt demands seal-coating every few years but Tar & Chip bypasses this maintenance requirement. This means significant savings can be realized throughout the life of any Tar & Chip installation.
The type of textured surface that is inherent with Tar & Chip allows for greater traction than the smoother surface of asphalt. This becomes noticeable, especially, with enhanced inclines such as steeper driveways.
Tar & Chip maintains cooler temperatures due to its more-reflective, light-colored stone components. Tar & Chip simply does not absorb heat, like blacktop does.
Since Tar & Chip hardens quickly, it does not require a 24 to 48 hour wait time – you can drive on the new surface, almost immediately!
Installing Tar & Chip
After the completion of any necessary prep work, a coat of liquid A/C is applied to the work area, via a computer-controlled distributor truck. Spray bars apply liquid A/C; and chip-stone is spread onto the hot liquid asphalt where rapid adhesion takes place. Finally, a heavy roller permanently embeds the stone into the tar. This process may be repeated several times, depending on the project involved.
Prime Asphalt's General Services
Prime Asphalt offers a myriad of services, including:
Whether your paving or resurfacing needs in Arlington are residential, rural, or commercial, Prime Asphalt will get the job done efficiently and professionally. Give us a call today!
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Prime Asphalt General Services
• Tar & Chip Paving
• Tar & Chip Seal
• Asphalt Services
• Parking Lots
• Gravel Driveways
• Saw Cutting
• Seal Coating
• Lot Striping/Marking
• Retaining Walls
• Concrete Work
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