You might call chip seal the original paving solution. Rudimentary chip seal was used on early Roman roads to control dust and erosion in high traffic sections. Still in use today, and favored as a low cost, low maintenance solution, chip seal provides a natural appearance that will last for years. Not every pavement contractor has the experience and tools to work with chip seal. At GPM we do. If you’ve been looking for chip seal experts, give us a call.
Chip Seal Installations
Chip seal is often the preferred pavement solution for large, more rural projects. By planning effectively, installation can be completed quickly with minimum traffic disruption. Popular applications include:
- Private roads
- Rural parking lots
- Farm & ranch roads
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The Right Chip Seal for Your Project
Chip seal consists of small stones or “chips” uniformly spread over a specialized emulsion, applied to an expertly prepared surface, then broomed to perfection. The 3-step application process means that timing is critical. Chips need to be applied before the binder “sets”, but brooming too early can destroy the surface. GPM is experienced in best practices for chip seal installation and can help you make product choices that fit your project and preferences.
Binder – Depending upon climate, type of chips, existing conditions and other factors, there are several specialized emulsions to best bind the chips. A GPM expert will help you select the best binder for your unique project.
Chips – With our quarry partners, GPM provides a wide variety of surface textures and colors. It’s all about the stone. We offer a wide range of colors and durability to match your desired final appearance. A range of textures are also available with varying degrees of roughness.
Chip seal is chosen for its many advantages, which include:
- Rustic look and feel
- Lower cost than asphalt or concrete
- Low maintenance
- A solid upgrade — for gravel or dirt roads
- Greatly reduces dust
- Inhibits erosion and weather damage
Repair & Maintenance
Maintenance is truly minimal. A chip seal installation is pretty much a “one-and-done” affair. Installations will provide several years of service. Chip seal is often used to rejuvenate areas where the existing surface has deteriorated.
The GPM Difference
GPM’s chip seal team has the best materials, the right equipment, thorough training, and extensive experience. We are experts in all aspects of a chip seal application from project requirements to solution specifications to scheduling & installation. You get a job that starts on time, stays on schedule, and completes on time. That’s a big reason why General Pavement Management has enjoyed over 30 years of successful service to residential communities, commercial properties, and industrial facilities from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo. We’d be happy to serve you, too. Contact Us.