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About Chip Sealing

A Comprehensive Guide to Chip Sealing

When you are planning renovations to a commercial property, every detail matters. One element that often gets overlooked yet profoundly impacts the appearance and functionality of a workspace is its outdoor paving. The selection of the right paving material not only boosts the visual appeal of your property but also plays a critical role in its durability. Among several paving alternatives available today, one method that has gained wide acceptance is Chip Sealing. This guide will provide valuable insights into chip sealing, emphasizing the process and its myriad benefits.

An Overview of Chip Sealing

Commonly referred to as a chip seal driveway or a tar and chip driveway, this method involves layering a hot tar surface over the existing driveway or pavement and then adding a coating of tiny stones known as chips. As the tar dries, these chips stick to the surface, forming a robust and pleasing layer on the pathway. Chip sealing combines the strength of asphalt with the rustic aesthetic of stone in a cost-effective manner.

Process of Applying a Chip Seal Driveway

Understanding the process is integral to fully explore the potentials of chip and seal driveway installation. The initial step in chip seal paving is to prepare the surface meticulously. Any cracks or potholes need to be filled and a thorough cleaning should be done. Next, a hot liquid asphalt is spread over the driveway’s surface, forming a sticky base for the stone chips. Once the asphalt has been applied evenly, the layer of stone chips is spread. Typically, vehicle traffic helps press down the stones into the tar, fully embedding them into the surface.

Advantages of Chip Sealing

Cost-effectiveness and ease of installation are not the only advantages of tar and chip driveways. This form of paving is also highly sturdy and durable. Thanks to the layering of asphalt and stones, it is tolerant to high temperatures and does not soften as most traditional asphalt surfaces do. Furthermore, it provides excellent traction for vehicles, especially during harsh winter weather. A regular sweeping and the application of a professional-grade sealant every few years is all the maintenance it requires.

Choosing the Right Chip Sealing Contractor

A critical factor that directly impacts the quality of your chip sealed driveway is the proficiency of tar & chip driveway contractors. When selecting a chip seal paving company, there are key characteristics to look for. These include experience, licensure, insurance, quality of past work, and willingness to provide a detailed project estimate. Always procure a reputable contractor who has substantial experience in chip and seal paving.

The Outlook for Chip Sealing in Commercial Properties

Given the numerous advantages that chip sealing provides, it is no surprise that commercial properties continue to increasingly adopt this paving method. From warehouses and office complexes to retail outlets, the robustness and aesthetic appeal of chip sealed driveways make them a sensible choice in diverse commercial settings.

Chip Sealing in Your City

If you are in the process of enhancing the outdoor appearance of your commercial property, consider chip sealing as a viable and cost-effective method. Remember to engage local tar and chip driveway contractors who understand unique regional weather patterns and the best material choices for your locality.

Conclusion

With the right selection of materials and a skilled contractor, a chip sealed driveway can significantly uplift the aesthetics of your commercial property while offering you great service life with little maintenance. It blends efficiently the durability of asphalt and the beauty of stone chips, making it an excellent choice for various kinds of commercial properties.

Consider consulting with professional chip seal paving contractors in your city to understand the various applications and benefits of this innovative paving solution.

If you have any further queries regarding chip sealing or wish to explore the possibility of chip sealing your driveway, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way and ensure your paving needs are met in a seamless, efficient manner.

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About Chesterfield Shores, Michigan

History

Chesterfield Township was originally established as a general law township in 1842. It became a charter township in 1989.

The original European-American settlement in the area was a hamlet called Chesterfield, first settled in 1830. When the Grand Trunk Railway came through in 1865, it stimulated the development of businesses in the hamlet. It had a post office from 1875 until 1907, but has since lost its specific identity.

Geography

Chesterfield Township is in eastern Macomb County and is bordered on the north by Lenox Township and the village of New Haven; on the east by Ira Township in St. Clair County, and by the village of New Baltimore; on the southeast by Anchor Bay, which is a part of Lake St. Clair; on the south by Harrison Township; and on the west by Macomb Township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.6 square miles (79 km), of which 27.6 square miles (71 km2) are land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km), or 9.85%, are water.

Much of Chesterfield Township is dominated by suburban subdivisions and shopping developments; its population is increasingly diverse, reflecting area demographic changes. In 2010 some 89% of the population identified as non-Hispanic whites; in the late 20th century, the largely rural township had an even higher percentage of whites. Anchor Bay influences the southeastern part of the community, where many pleasure boats, docks, and marine-related businesses can be found.

Communities

There are nine unincorporated communities in the township and no incorporated villages:

  • Anchor Bay Gardens is located off Jefferson Avenue at Sunrise Street and Jans Drive (42°38′34″N 82°48′45″W / 42.64278°N 82.81250°W / 42.64278; -82.81250; Elevation: 571 ft./174 m.).
  • Anchor Bay Harbor is located on Jefferson Avenue south of Anchor Bay Gardens, between Sugerbush and Cotton roads (42°39′19.1″N 82°47′56.7″W / 42.655306°N 82.799083°W / 42.655306; -82.799083; Elevation: 577 ft./176 m.).
  • Anchor Bay Shores is located off Jefferson Avenue, south of Anchor Bay Harbor between William P. Rosso Highway and 21 Mile Road (42°38′08″N 82°49′00″W / 42.63556°N 82.81667°W / 42.63556; -82.81667; Elevation: 581 ft./177 m.)
  • Chesterfield is located on M-3 from 23 Mile Road to 22 Mile Road. (42°39′46″N 82°50′33″W / 42.66278°N 82.84250°W / 42.66278; -82.84250; Elevation: 607 ft./185 m.)
  • Chesterfield Shores is near the border with City of New Baltimore north of Jefferson Avenue and south of M-29/23 Mile Road (42°40′12″N 82°45′41″W / 42.67000°N 82.76139°W / 42.67000; -82.76139 ; Elevation: 587 ft./179 m.).
  • Fairchild was located in the southern portion of the township. It had a post office starting in 1906.
  • Lottivue is located between Jefferson Avenue, Lake Saint Clair, Brandenburg Park and Schneider Road (42°39′34″N 82°45′43″W / 42.65944°N 82.76194°W / 42.65944; -82.76194 ; Elevation: 577 ft./176 m.).
  • Milton is located at Gratiot Avenue and 24 Mile Road (42°41′21″N 82°49′19″W / 42.68917°N 82.82194°W / 42.68917; -82.82194; Elevation: 607 ft./185 m.) and once was a station on the Grand Trunk Railroad. The first post office in the township was established here in 1837 in the house of Robert O. Milton, with the name of “New Haven Post Office”. When this was moved to New Haven, Alfred D. Rice established another post office in Milton. That post office closed at some point, and another was opened in January 1856, with Edmund Matthews as postmaster. This office operated until July 1904. Milton was home to a school, three churches, a doctor, a blacksmith, and a couple of saloons. The last saloon survived until 2004, when it was torn down, at that time it was known as the “Teddy Bear Bar.” The school, known as Milton School, was incorporated into another building, which was torn down in 2002.
  • Point Lakeview is located southwest of Lottivue between the Salt River and Lake Saint Clair.
  • Sebille Manor is located northwest of Anchor Bay Harbor between Sugarbush and Donner roads (42°39′40″N 82°48′44″W / 42.66111°N 82.81222°W / 42.66111; -82.81222; Elevation: 587 ft./179 m.).

Demographics

As of the 2010 census Chesterfield Township had a population of 43,381. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 89.5% non-Hispanic white, 5.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% non-Hispanics from some other race, 1.8% from two or more races, and 2.4% Hispanic or Latino.

As of the census of 2000, there were 37,405 people, 13,347 households, and 10,076 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,341.7 inhabitants per square mile (518.0/km2). There were 13,967 housing units at an average density of 501.0 per square mile (193.4/km). The racial makeup of the township was 93.43% White, 2.97% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 13,347 households, out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township 29.8% of the population was under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% was 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,630, and the median income for a family was $69,554. Males had a median income of $50,834 versus $30,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,410. About 3.9% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The township is governed by a board of trustees and a township supervisor. Heavenly Ann Frederick gained presidency in the 2020 election and still holds office.

Fire department

Chesterfield Township is served by a mix of career and part-time firefighters, under the direction of the Public Safety Director, and supervision of a full-time chief. The department staffs two stations 24/7.

Education

Chesterfield Township is primarily covered by two school districts: the Anchor Bay School District, and L’Anse Creuse Public Schools. A small portion of the northern part of the township is also zoned to New Haven Community Schools.

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