Tar and Chip
in Edwardsville, IL

Wells Asphalt

Tar & Chip

What is Tar & Chip Paving?

Tar and chip paving has a longer lifespan than asphalt. Because it is made in layers, tar and chip won't be as thick as asphalt. However, they are just as durable. The most significant difference between traditional asphalt and tar and chip is the appearance. While asphalt has a 20 to 30-year lifespan, tar and chip is almost maintenance-free. The tar and chip melt when heated, filling in cracks automatically. Many homeowners opt for tar and chip paving on large driveways because it looks like an old gravel driveway.


Unlike asphalt, tar and chip requires fewer repairs and sealing than blacktop. It does not show visible cracks like blacktop does, so the process is less time consuming. Plus, tar and chip surfaces have the advantage of providing extra traction during snow and wet conditions. Whether your driveway, parking lot, or street is asphalt or tar and chip, these surfaces are easy to clean.

What are the benefits of
Tar and Chip

Longer lifespan


Requires fewer repairs

Provides extra traction

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