Chipseal, sometimes referred to as Armor Coat, is a cost effective alternative to paving.
At about ⅓ of the cost of asphalt for a single application of oil and grey chips you gain a weather resistant surface that will last for years. Enhance your look by using a custom colored rock to better match your landscape or house colors.
What is Chipseal / Chip Sealing?
Chip sealing is the application of a bituminous binder immediately followed by the application of an aggregate. The aggregate is then rolled to cover it into the binder. Multiple layers may be applied and various binder and aggregate types can be used to address specific distress states or traffic situations.
There are many different types of chip seals in use by construction and paving companies.
Single Chip Seal: A single chip seal is an application of binder followed by an aggregate. This is used as a pavement preservation treatment and provides a new skid resistant wearing surface, arrests raveling, and seals minor cracks.
Multiple Chip Seal: A multiple chip seal (or armor coat) is a built-up seal coat consisting of multiple applications of binder and aggregate. As an example, a double chip seal consists of a spray application of binder, spreading a layer of aggregate, rolling the aggregate for embedment, applying an additional application of binder, spreading another layer of aggregate (approximately half the average least dimension of the base coat aggregate), and rolling once more. This process may be repeated, as necessary, to build up a pavement’s edges. Multiple chip seals are used where a harder wearing and longer lasting surface treatment is needed.
Interested in hearing more about Chipseal / Chip Sealing and how it can improve your property’s pavement? Give us a call and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have!