Chip & Seal Asphalt Surface Treatment in Georgia
Spalding Concrete Company is one of a handful of Georgia pavement contractors who reputably installs chip seal asphalt. Chip Seal is also known as “asphalt surface treatment,” and it is a cost-effective way to achieve a new driving surface that will last for several years. Chip and Seal surface treatments are usually used on roadways with low traffic volume.
The Chip Seal Process
Chip & Seal involves combining 1 or more layers of asphalt with 1 or more layers of aggregate. A thin layer of liquid asphalt is sprayed down in front of a chip (gravel) spreader. A roller is then used to seat the aggregate. Excess rock is swept up typically 2 weeks afters the process is done.
Chip seal can only be completed over existing gravel surfaces, chip sealed surfaces, or unsealed asphalt. If an asphalt surface has already been sealed, it cannot be chip sealed. In order to use the chip seal process, the pores of the underlying asphalt surface cannot be previously sealed.