Faq

How complicated is it to have a tar driveway done at my home or business?

Building a tar-and-chip driveway is a pretty simple process. First, as with most driveway materials, a gravel base is installed. Then, hot liquid asphalt is poured over the gravel. A coating of loose stones, which are rolled into the bitumen to form the finished surface, follows this. You can choose from different colours of stones to create a unique and personally appealing surface.

 

How do I find the best paving and surfacing company near me?

Unlike asphalt paving, which is so common that installation contractors are plentiful, you may have trouble finding a firm skilled in the installation of tar-and-chip driveways. This is definitely not a DIY-friendly project. Before getting too committed to using tar-and-chip on your own driveway, do some hunting to see if you can find someone in your area with the necessary experience and equipment.

 

Can I upgrade my asphalt surface later and can it be removed?

Yes. Any of our surfaces can be upgraded at any time after the driveway has been installed. We cannot guarantee pricing for any upgrades purchased after the driveway is finished. Asphalt removal and disposal is included in your quote. Your new tar and chip will never need to be removed, so you will not need to pay for this service again in the future.

 

Is it a tar surface less expensive than asphalt?

Natural tar surfacing can be anywhere from more expensive (than what some failing asphalt companies quote) to a lot less than what successful contractors will quote. Be sure to compare your installer only to the best contractors who offer proper base work details, warranties and a great reputation.