Tar & Chip

Tar & Chip

If you are on a limited budget and can’t handle the cost of blacktop, tar & chip is an affordable way to get a solid, quality driveway, laneway or roadway. There are several different options for tar & chip depending on what you can afford.

Tar & chip can be applied over stone, millings/recycled blacktop, existing blacktop or existing concrete. Most of the secondary roads in PA are Tar & Chip.

To apply tar & chip over stone or millings/recycled blacktop, the area must be solid with at least 6 inches of sub-base. Then we can grade and prep the area for proper water drainage and proper height to connect to sidewalks, garage floors, and roadways. Next, we spray a commercial grade weed killer to vegetation and power roll the sub-base. After that, we apply a heavy coat of CSR2 road tar @ 180° F. Next is a layer of #8 ½ inch stone chips and we power roll again.

To apply tar& chip over existing blacktop or concrete, we must first trim all edges and remove all vegetation. Then we power blow and clean the entire surface and apply a heavy coat of CSR2 road tar @ 180° F. Finally we apply the #8, ½ inch stone chips and power roll.

For either process, we can use a different color or decorative stones depending on the area in which you live and what is available at the quarry.

Also for either process, two to three layers of tar & chips can be applied depending on your budget. Of course the greater the number of coats applied, the better the quality and life of the job.

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What our clients say

Excellent customer service and efficiency. Took the time to Explained all aspects of the job clearly. Careful attention to details of improving water drainage, and preventing reoccurrence of cracking and failure of old existing pavement.

Joe T

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