Tar and Chip Installation Services

Tar and Chip Paving in Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, and Rockville

Skilled Tar and Chip Contractors

Oriole Asphalt Paving is proud to provide excellent tar and chip paving and chip seal services for businesses and homeowners in Maryland. Our experienced paving contractors are fully licensed with years of experience. We use state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained workers to perform high-quality chip seal application for your property. We can go over the pros and cons of asphalt versus tar and chip to see which fits your paving project best!

Although the name “tar-and-chip” might not be familiar, you almost certainly have seen or driven on paved roads built this way, as it is a common road preservation option, especially for rural areas. If you are debating between installing an asphalt driveway or tar and chip, we are happy to provide a free consult.

Your Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, and Rockville Chip Sealing Experts!

We are a fully licensed paving contractor in Maryland. We offer a wide range of tar and chip installation and repair for roads, commercial, residential properties. Call us for a free chip seal consultation for your parking lot, road, or new driveway:

We offer free consultations and estimates so you can compare quotes with no stress. If you are considering various paving options for your next paving project, our estimator is happy to discuss the chip seal process with you, and provide an overview of the pros and cons of new asphalt vs liquid asphalt and stone.

The Advantages of Chip Seals

Tar and chip has been used for paving projects for hundreds of years, and was the most common way roads were constructed. A tar and chip driveway or road is highly customizable, low-maintenance, provides good traction, and is budget-friendly. Chip seal is often installed over existing pavement to correct issues like raveling, and cracks in the asphalt. It refreshes your asphalt driveway, parking lot, or road without needing to tear out the base, but is a less expensive process than asphalt resurfacing.

Tar and chip paving has a rough surface texture from the final step, where the stone chips are laid on top of the hot liquid asphalt. There is a variety of options you can choose for this final layer. Thanks to the stones rolled in the liquid asphalt, chip seal provides better surface traction than other paving options. It is an ideal option for areas that receive frequent rain and inclement weather.

We have an experienced team of contractors who know what it takes to pave a tar and chip surface. We stand behind our chip seal driveways, and roads, and make sure that every job is completed to great customer satisfaction. Give us a call today to schedule your free service quote.

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Chip and Seal Paving Services

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Tar and Chip Road

When you want an economical road with maximum traction and skid resistance, ask us about chip seal paving. Our crews can help pave a new private road, residential street, or public road. We work with homeowners associations, property owners, and municipal clients to pave a durable road surface they can rely on.

Chip Seal Parking Lot

Tar and chip paving can be laid over an existing gravel parking lot as an affordable way to upgrade your parking area. If you want a unique look for your company’s parking lot, ask us about chip and seal and the different colors and various stone options! Chip and seal also provides better traction than asphalt pavement.

Tar and Chip Driveway

Tar and chip driveways give homeowners a chance to choose a unique finish that matches their house’s design by picking the stone of their choice to roll in the hot asphalt. It is an especially popular driveway material for long driveways as it is a cost-effective choice that provides better traction than a loose gravel driveway without tar.

What makes tar & chip different from other paving options?

Chip seal is a low-cost alternative that is less expensive than paving asphalt driveways and parking lots. Unlike asphalt, it also doesn’t require yearly maintenance or seal coating. Instead, every 7 to 10 years a fresh chip seal layer is paved to keep the surface fresh. Because of this, it is not considered a long-lasting material. However, it is a durable surface that costs less than asphalt installation.

Caution should be used when clearing snow from a tar and chip driveway. The crushed stone in the top layer can be dislodged by a plow that is set too low. To avoid this, bumpers can be used to skim over the surface and clear the snow without damaging the top layer.