Tar and chip (sometimes referred to as “Macadam”) is an alternative style of paving that produces beautiful results and requires very little maintenance. If you are looking for a rustic or European feel, tar and chip pavement is for you. Tar and chip paving was the standard highway surface prior to the 1930’s and involves the application of a layer of liquid tar that can then be covered with numerous varieties of gravel chips. This affords the customer the freedom to choose a gravel color to match the unique decor of their home. Available colors include shades of black, gray, brown, and red. The chips are then pressed into the tar using a steam roller.
Tar and chip driveways can last much longer than traditional paving if properly installed and provide greater traction in poor weather conditions. One of the advantages of tar and chip paving is that it is less expensive than traditional asphalt paving and does not require sealing. Furthermore, tar and chip driveways never get ugly oil spots or discoloration.
This unique paving style requires special methods for proper installation. Don’t let just anyone install your tar and chip driveway. Improper installation can lead to tar seepage through the gravel layer that can become a real mess. Let CCS install your driveway the right way. Call us today for a free quote.