If you are in the market for a new driveway surface, you may want to consider tar and chip seal in Gainesville, Texas. The tar and chip seal paving process has various benefits and minimal drawbacks. Here are reasons we recommend tar and chip seal for your new driveway:
A standard asphalt driveway is the main alternative to tar and chip seal pavement. Unfortunately, asphalt is only available in a dark, ebony finish that many consumers do not prefer because it does not match the look of their property. Tar and chip seal surfaces have dozens of colors to choose from, including gray, red, tan, and many more. You can even opt for an assortment of colors to make your pavement more lively. In addition, there are various types of stones available to choose from, including decorative options and simple, practical stones.
Your driveway probably gets plenty of sun exposure, especially if you live in an area with sizzling summer temperatures. Asphalt surfaces retain heat and can cause blisters and burns to bare feet. Of course, gravel is a cost-effective driveway option, but everyone knows how uncomfortable it is to walk barefoot across gravel and have stone stabbing into the soles of your feet. Whether you are taking care of yardwork or checking the mail, tar and chip seal paving is much more comfortable to walk on without shoes than other paving options. It does not hold heat like blacktop and has less loose rock than a gravel drive.
If your driveway is located on an incline, you are likely aware of the need for traction during rainy, snowy, and icy weather conditions. Though Texas weather is mostly sunny and warm, rainy conditions can be challenging to manage on a slick surface like asphalt pavement. The use of stone chips in tar and chip seal paving creates a rougher surface with added traction for your vehicles. It also makes it easier to walk on your driveway with a lower risk of slipping and falling on a rainy Texas day.
Because the tar and chip seal paving process requires fewer materials, it tends to be much less expensive than a standard asphalt structure. Of course, tar and chip seal paving costs more than a gravel drive, but there are far more benefits to tar and chip seal when comparing the two materials. On the other hand, tar and chip seal paving can save you up to 50% compared with the cost of traditional asphalt installation. Of course, the amount of savings will depend on the contractor you choose and the materials and stones you decide to use.
For your new driveway surface, consider these reasons for choosing tar and chip seal in Gainesville, Texas. And call us for a free consultation to explore the various color and stone options available to make your driveway beautiful and unique. We have the experience and expertise to handle your paving needs, and we want to be your paving service. Contact us today!