What is Chip Seal?

At Cactus Asphalt, we offer chip seal that provides impressive and long-lasting results, thanks to our use of advanced asphalt formulas that feature rubber and polymers. Not sure what chip sealing is or if it’s right for your project? If so, then read on for an introduction to this asphalt product.

What is chip seal?

Chip sealing, which is the process of applying chip seal, involves the application of liquid asphalt to a surface. Then, a layer of crushed aggregate is placed on top of the liquid asphalt. Finally, pneumatic rollers are used to press the crushed aggregated downward and embed it in the liquid asphalt.

Why is chip seal used?

When cracks develop on a paved surface, these openings can allow water to seep down into the pavement where it can cause damage and shorten the surface’s lifespan. If left untreated, pavement cracks can result in significant problems that may require costly repairs. On the other hand, if you choose to address cracks early with chip sealing, then you may be able to slow or stop the damage to your pavement and avoid the need for more expensive pavement overlay services later. For these reasons, chip sealing is frequently used in pavement maintenance projects. However, chip sealing can also be used on new construction to help protect freshly-paved areas from water and wear.

What are my chip seal options?

Cactus Asphalt offers 2 chip seal options for you to choose from. The first, called single chip sealing, can be used to protect, resurface, and extend the life of a paved surface. The second type, called double chip sealing, involves a 2-layer application of chip seal and offers you a way to restore the surface of severely cracked or porous pavement.

At Cactus Asphalt , our services for professional chip sealing in Phoenix, AZ can help get your pavement looking and feeling like new again. To find out more, please call us today at (623) 344-7675.

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