Chip Sealing

Franklin Construction has performed chip seals in seven western states. A chip seal is utilized to maintain and extend the life of an existing roadway or to provide a brand new wear surface. We have chip sealed residential driveways, golf cart paths, federal park roads, and state highways.

What is a Chip Seal?

A standard chip seal involves first spraying a hot asphaltic emulsion oil to the prepared baserock or asphalt surface. It is then followed by immediately spreading a calculated amount of washed aggregate screenings (chips), over the oiled surface. The rock is then rolled into the oil. After the emulsion is cured the surface is then swept of excess screenings. In some cases a double-coat or second application of both oil and chips is utilized.