Chip-and-Seal Paving Services for Louisville, KY Properties
Derby City Paving provides chip-and-seal paving services for Louisville, KY residents to enhance the look of their driveways. An oil and stone driveway (sometimes known as chip-and-seal or tar-and-chip) mimics a gravel driveway’s appearance at a fraction of the cost while providing a strong, durable surface. You’ve likely seen other driveways or even roads built using this technique without realizing it. We usually suggest two coats of oil and stone on new driveway surfaces for optimal results. Our third-generation paving company has over 30 years of experience to bring you affordable paving services. Whether you choose asphalt or chip-and-seal paving, you can’t go wrong when you entrust the job to our respected paving specialists. Let’s get started on your next project!
How Derby City Paving’s Chip-and-Seal Process Works
Derby City Paving’s chip-and-seal installation process is quick and straightforward to offer you an attractive, budget-friendly paving solution. Here’s how it works:
- The driveway base is prepared, and liquid asphalt is applied using a special sprayer attached to the oil truck. A layer of gravel is then redistributed over the treated surface, which is then compacted using a roller.
- This process is typically repeated once more to provide a total of two coats of oil and stone. Once the oil cools and hardens, it will provide a stable surface for the gravel. The end result will look like a beautiful, natural gravel surface.
- There will be constant loose stones. However, depending on the stone type you choose, the maintenance will be minimal. Stones come in various sizes and colors, and they provide an excellent alternative to asphalt. All stone types are naturally minded products, and they may vary in actual size and color appearance.
What Are the Benefits of the Chip-and-Seal Paving Technique?
Many of our residential and commercial customers prefer chip-and-seal driveways over the asphalt, gravel, or concrete alternatives due to the lower installation cost and their rustic appearance. You won’t have to worry about resealing your chip-and-seal driveway as often as an asphalt driveway. Chip-and-seal driveways can last 10 years or more with little maintenance required. You can use chip and seal over existing asphalt. Chip and seal is a lesser expensive option for resurfacing your driveway. Additional loose stones can be spread over your driveway easily whenever you desire. Customizing the size and color of the stones offers you a unique, one-of-a-kind surface to complement your home or business. Talk to us today to discover more of the benefits of investing in a chip-and-seal driveway!