What is Tar & Chip Road Paving?

Tar & chip road paving (which is also referred to as chip seal, estate paving, macadam etc.) is similar to asphalt, as it is a combination of hot liquid asphalt cement, liquid A/C (or hot tar if you prefer) as a binder and gravel as the main structural component. Unlike hot mix asphalt (plant mix) which is premixed at an asphalt plant, the components are delivered separately and mixed on the jobsite. Tar & chip paving is nothing new, it has been used for over 100 years, all over the world, with great success, to pave and resurface roads, Tar & chip driveway, Tar & chip road paving, parking lots, House driveway paving, residential driveways, etc. and is used by county, State and Department of Transportation road crews on public road paving projects, in every state in America.

Standard Paving Inc. Guaranteeing quality and high standards in Tar & Chip Driveways.

At Standard Paving Inc., we offer tar and chip driveways that are low maintenance and an affordable paving solution. We are your best source for residential, commercial and government tar and chip services throughout the Northern Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic Region. With modern well-maintained equipment and large experienced crews, we will get your project done in a timely manner.
We are licensed and insured for any job and provide the quality you deserve. What sets us apart from some of our competitors is that we do the job right, the first time.

Why Tar and Chip?

Tar & Chip costs less, but has several benefits over other paving solutions. Tar and chip looks like a beautiful stone driveway, but underneath it has been compacted into a layer of hot liquid asphalt, which after cooling down forms a rock hard all weather driving surface.
There are a number of advantages, which will help you to choose tar and chip driveway.
✓ Virtually Maintenance-free
✓ Beautiful Appearance
✓ Affordable & Cost Effective
✓ Extremely Strong & Durable
✓ Superior Traction
✓ All weather surface


Over 30 Years of Experience Sets Us Apart


With over 3 decades of experience in all aspects of residential, commercial paving, we are your local and full service paving company. Over the years we have completed thousands of projects successfully. You name the project, we have done it including:
➢ Roadways
➢ Parking lots
➢ Residential driveways
➢ And a lot more
The rough surface of our professionally installed tar and chip driveway provides the extra grip even in wet and icy conditions. If you are looking to rebuild your driveway, then tar and chip is one of the best solutions. Many customers love the idea of adding the unique architectural element of a loose stone driveway to their property. For them, this is the best choice. This type of driveway is the right choice, as it provides good traction of the tiny stones. Your driveway will look like a rough surface. There are several advantages of this driveway and the underlying chip is stable, embedded and sturdy.
Standard Paving Inc is one of the most reliable Tar & Chip Driveway Paving Companies, offering fast, attractive and cost effective driveways that never need to be cleaned or sealed. Being one of the most reliable Tar & Chip Driveway Contractors, our driveways are built to last typically only need to be resurfaced with a just a single layer after 10 years or more.
Some of the benefits of our tar and chip paving driveways are their durability, cost and that they are renewable. In comparison with black top driveways on certain projects, they can even last longer. Furthermore, tar & chip gives the look of traditional gravel, bit is much more durable. Our tar and chip driveways enhance your landscaping blend in with your natural surroundings making your property look appealing and beautiful.


Our professional services are offered to:

Homeowners
➢ Business Owners/Manger HOA Representative
➢ Government offices
➢ Other
Standard Paving Inc. provides a high level of professionalism, superior craftsmanship and honesty in each project. Our quality helps us surpasses industry standards. we are licensed and fully insured for your peace of mind and protection. Don’t settle for second best, instead call us for your next tar & chip project.

How is Tar & Chip Road Paving installed?

After the prep work is completed (which is almost identical for Tar & Chip paving, as it is for asphalt paving) First a coat of liquid A/C is applied to the existing surface. This is accomplished by using a distributor truck equipped with spray bars, to apply an exact and consistent amount of liquid A/C, heated to the right temperature.
Then a uniform layer of clean, crushed chip stone is spread using a spreader box attached to the dump truck transporting the gravel. The stone adheres to the hot liquid asphalt. Finally, a roller is used to imbed the stone into the tar. The entire process is repeated on jobs where multiple courses are required. Finally, a roller is used to imbed the stone into the tar. The entire process is repeated on jobs where multiple courses are required.

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Then a uniform layer of clean, crushed chip stone is spread using a spreader box attached to the dump truck transporting the gravel. The stone adheres to the hot liquid asphalt.

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Finally; a roller is used to imbed the stone into the tar. The entire process is repeated on jobs where multiple courses are required.

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Finally; a roller is used to imbed the stone into the tar. The entire process is repeated on jobs where multiple courses are required.