Nothing says a road is on the decline like a network of cracks. Chip seals, when performed early in a road’s lifespan (1-4 years after newly paving), can add 10 years to its life by preventing water intrusion to underlying layers, sealing surface cracks, and improving skid resistance.
Your roadways are good candidates for chip seal application if:
- Cracking is neither spalling nor popping out
- There’s no rutting
- There’s acceptable ride quality.