Chip & Seal is a common pavement maintenance
practice that extends pavement life and provides a good driving
How is Chip & Seal Different from Asphalt
The difference is in the construction method.
Hot Mix Asphalt pavement is produced by heating liquid asphalt
and mixing it with aggregate, with the mix then spread and compacted
to form a durable road structure and riding surface. Chip &
Seal uses the same ingredients as asphalt concrete paving, but
the construction method is different. With chip & seal, a
thin film of heated asphalt liquid is sprayed on the road surface,
followed by the placement of small aggregates known as chips.
The chips are then compacted to orient the chips for maximum
adherence to the asphalt, and excess stone is swept from the
surface. The ingredients of hot mix asphalt and chip seals are
the same; only the construction methods are different.
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