Chipseal is a popular choice for pavement sealing because it lasts for years and can be used on both asphalt and concrete surfaces.
It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, but chipseal makes your driveway or parking lot safer by preventing water from accumulating in low areas. This blog post will explore the many benefits of chip seal as well as how to apply this type of coating on your property.
What is chipseal?
First, chipseal is a type of pavement surface treatment. This involves applying an emulsified asphalt material to the existing paved area that has been ground into chips or small pieces.
It is commonly used in the US and Canada for farmlands, car park pavements, and side roads. Chipseal is also effective in preventing water from getting into low areas of your pavement or road which can cause significant damage to asphalt over time.
How to choose the right type of chip seal for your project
Chipseal is made up of a blend of asphalt and stone chips, emulsified with water. Some companies use bonding chemicals and agents such as calcium chloride and magnesium chloride to bind the loose stone chips together which makes it easier for contractors to apply.
The emulsified asphalt material can be hot or cold applied, depending on preference and weather conditions. Hot application is often preferred as it seals in moisture while cooling down during the summer months.
Benefits of using a chip seal to seal your pavement
The main benefits of chipseal are that it can be done on a weekend and is relatively inexpensive. It also provides protection, safety and aesthetics benefits for businesses and homeowners alike.
A chip seal allows your pavement to maintain its structural integrity while adding an extra layer of protection against wear and tear from weather conditions such as rain, snow or ice. The seal also prevents water from getting into the pavement, which can cause expensive damage to your home or business.
Chipseal is the most popular choice for pavement sealing, but it’s important to know that there are other options out there. We at Jordans Surfacing regularly resurface car parks and driveways with new asphalt depending on what the customer needs. If you think your driveway could use some work, give us a call!