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Chip seal or chip sealing is a pavement treatment that combines at least one layer of asphalt with a least one layer of aggregate. For homeowners and business owners it’s a popular method of providing a good surface for roads or driveways because it’s less expensive than resurfacing. Chip sealing extends your pavement’s life and it provides a good driving surface.
Chip Sealing Waikato NZ
Chip seal uses the same materials as asphalt overlays, but the construction method is different. When using the chip seal process, a thin layer of hot liquid bitumen is sprayed on the existing road surface, then small aggregates (“chips”) are placed on top. These chips are then compacted for maximum adhesion to the asphalt, and excess chips are swept away from the surface.
The benefits of chip sealing
Chip seals offer a way to maintain roads, driveways and other pavements for a low cost.
- Eliminate the need for crack sealing
- Provide good resistance to skidding
- Offer an effective water barrier
Slow or prevent deterioration of the underlying asphalt surface from the effects of sun and water.
Anderson Contracting provides expert chip sealing throughout the region. We ensure that the chip seal is correctly placed and bonded so you will enjoy the longest service from your pavement at the lowest cost. To learn more about the benefits of chip seal, just call Anderson Contracting.