When installing new pavement, you typically have two options for materials: asphalt or chip seal.
Often, property owners default to asphalt because that’s the most common type of pavement around. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best choice in every case. In fact, there are many scenarios where chip seal is the superior option…
When Should You Choose Chip Sealing?
These are the four main circumstances in which chip seal pavement is a better choice than asphalt pavement:
- When you’re on a tight budget. With chip sealing, both the material and labor costs are much lower than traditional asphalt paving.
- When you’re paving a roadway with less traffic. Chip seal isn’t quite as durable as asphalt, so it’s better suited for surfaces that won’t get as much heavy traffic as a busy street or commercial parking lot.
- When you’re located in a hot, sunny climate. Because chip seal is a much lighter color and less dense than jet-black asphalt, it will absorb less solar heat.
- When you want more aesthetic options. Since chip seal materials consist of crushed stone and aggregate, they’re available in a wide variety of colors and textures. This makes chip seal a good choice for property owners who want their pavement to stand out.
Of course, if you’re still uncertain about which option is most appropriate and cost-effective for your property’s needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to United Asphalt Paving. We specialize in both asphalt and chip seal, and we’d be happy to give you our professional opinion after evaluating your property.
Whether you’re in Fort Worth, Houston, or anywhere else in between, give us a call to find out more about the benefits of chip seal paving!