What Are Benefits of Tar and Chip Paving in Bettendorf IA?

Berchtold Asphalt contractors specialize in installation, maintenance, and repair of tar and chip paving in Bettendorf IA. This style of pavement offers several benefits compared to our services that provide traditional asphalt paving. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to consider tar and chip paving for your next project:

Tar and Chip Paving Bettendorf IA
  • Improved Traction – Tar and chip paving provides a rougher texture than the smoother surface of asphalt pavement. As a result, tar and chip pavement is less slippery, making it easier to drive and walk on.
  • Less Glare – Tar and chip pavement also offers safer driving conditions because it does not reflect sunlight off the surface as well as asphalt. Therefore, drivers are less likely to have reduced visibility due to glare.
  • Lower Cost – Tar and chip paving is more cost effective than asphalt or concrete.
  • Unique Aesthetics – Tar and chip paving also provides a more textured and natural look than asphalt.
  • Good Value – Tar and chip paving can last for 10 years or more, making for a better return on a lower initial investment than asphalt.

What Is Tar and Chip Paving?

If you are looking for a lower cost alternative to asphalt or concrete, Berchtold Asphalt can provide a great option with tar and chip paving in Bettendorf IA. The installation process involves applying hot liquid bitumen as a binder. Then, loose stone chips known as aggregate gets spread out over the bitumen. This results in pavement with the appearance of a natural, gravel surface. However, tar and chip paving is much more durable than gravel surfaces, lasting for up to 10 years or more. Plus, they do not require frequent maintenance, unlike gravel surfaces that typically require annual maintenance.

When Should I Choose Tar and Chip Paving?

Berchtold Asphalt pavement specialists can consult with you when you are trying to decide between asphalt and tar and chip paving in Bettendorf IA. Tar and chip paving offers a cheaper, more unique looking solution for driveways, lower traffic roads, and private property uses. For instance, tar and chip driveways are a great option when you own rural properties with longer driveway areas than city or urban properties. Here are some of the benefits your property can receive when installing tar and chip paving:

  • A more varied and rustic appearance than asphalt.
  • Your choice of different shapes, sizes, and colors of stones to use in the aggregate applied to the binder.
  • A low-traffic road, pathway, walkway, or driveway with a striking appearance that stands out more than traditional asphalt.

Why Choose Berchtold Asphalt?

Tar and Chip Paving Bettendorf IA

Berchtold Asphalt has served as leading pavement solutions specialists for commercial and residential customers since 1977. We take pride in earning some of the highest satisfaction scores in customer reviews throughout our service area of Bettendorf IA, Davenport IA, Rock Island IL, Moline IL, Princeton IL, LaSalle IL, and surrounding communities. We serve customers in Rock Island County IL, Henry County IL, LaSalle County IL, and Bureau County IL. Our contractors offer some of the best solutions when it comes to the following:

Contact Us

Berchtold Asphalt pavement experts are here to help if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of tar and chip paving in Bettendorf IA. Our local, family-owned and operated company goes to great lengths to provide affordable services and exceptional customer service. Give us a call today at 309-361-5010. In addition, you can get in touch with us by message through our convenient online contact form.