What Is Tar and Chip Paving?

When it comes to your driveway, you want a first-class look. Although a driveway may not seem that important on the surface, it’s appearance can totally change the way people see your home and your vehicles. So what kind of paving stands out from the rest? What will make people take notice for all the right reasons? At SMI Paving, we have just the solution for you: tar and chip paving. What is this method and why should you consider a tar and chip driveway for your home in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Charlotte, and the Carolinas? Here are a few facts to help you decide:

  • The best of both worlds – Tar and chip paving blends tar and stone into a gravel-like substance that can be used for roads, driveways, or parking lots.
  • Lots of stone choices – Choosing a tar and chip driveway allows you to choose from a wide variety of stones for your project. Go with something simple or extraordinary. We can advise you on the best stone choices for your home or business.
  • Improved aesthetics – While stones offer a graceful and refined touch, the tar base adds a contrasting texture plus durability. It’s a perfect blend of hard and soft style.
  • More beneficial than asphalt – Tar and chip pavement can last longer than regular asphalt and does not require regular maintenance like sealcoating.

Are you thinking of installing a tar and chip driveway or parking lot? Contact SMI Paving today at (803) 548-7772 and let our staff help you get the right material and design for your home or business.

Answers to Your Top 5 Commercial Sealcoating Questions

At SMI Paving, we get a lot of questions about from our customers about sealcoating their asphalt and pavement at their businesses. If you want to learn more about commercial sealcoating in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Charlotte, and the Carolinas, check out these five questions that we hear most:

  1. What causes the most wear and tear to sealcoated asphalt surfaces? – Weather, oil and fuel spills, water, dirt, and mud cause your asphalt to wear out over time.
  2. Does sealcoating seal cracks? – No, but it helps offer a layer of protection against the factors that can cause cracking.
  3. What is the importance of commercial asphalt sealcoating? – Just like using sunscreen, sealcoating works by offering protection for your asphalt’s surface. It can save you big money in the long run.
  4. How long does it take to dry? – Depending on the humidity and weather, this thin coating can take up to around five hours to dry.
  5. How long does it last? – Depending on the condition of your pavement, the sealcoating we apply can last for years.

Does your business need a professional commercial sealcoating job on your asphalt parking lot or driveway? Call SMI Paving for a free estimate. Our experienced staff will come to your facility and tell you how sealcoating can help your asphalt.