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About Chip Sealing


When considering paving solutions for large commercial properties, you may encounter numerous methods and materials. One option that frequently stands out due to its added durability, cost-effectiveness, and aesthetics is the trusted method of Chip Sealing. This detailed guide delves into the ins and outs of chip sealing for commercial properties, with insights on how a chip seal driveway can significantly enhance your establishment’s utility and curb appeal. We will also explore the difference between chip and seal driveway and tar and chip driveway materials, as well as provide tips on hiring the ideal tar & chip driveway contractors for your project. Let’s begin with a deep dive into what chip sealing truly entails.

What is Chip Sealing?

Chip sealing, also known as ‘chip and seal’ or ‘tar and chip’, is a unique road, driveway, or parking lot surfacing method. It involves applying a layer of hot asphalt or bitumen binder, followed by a layer of crushed stone or gravel, which is then compacted to create a robust hard surface. The concept is relatively straightforward, but the benefits it provides, especially for commercial properties, make it a viable option worth considering.

Process and Benefits of Chip Sealing

The chip seal paving process begins with a thorough assessment of the area being paved. Upon this, cleaning the surface to remove any debris or loose material follows. Once the surface is ready, the first layer of liquid asphalt is sprayed, followed immediately by spreading a layer of chips or small stones. A roller then compacts these chips into the asphalt, ensuring a robust, uniform surface.

The chip sealing technique offers numerous benefits for commercial properties. First, it’s a cost-effective solution. Compared to traditional asphalt or concrete paving, chip sealing can save up to 60-70% of the total cost. Secondly, it provides enhanced traction, making your driveway or parking lot safer for vehicles and pedestrians. Moreover, it’s less sensitive to harsh weather conditions and can resist cracks and damage from sunlight or freezing temperatures. Finally, its stone finish delivers a beautiful natural appearance that can elevate the visual appeal of your property.

Finding the Right Tar & Chip Driveway Contractors

For a chip and seal paving project to be efficient, it’s crucial to engage experienced tar & chip driveway contractors. An experienced contractor will guide you through the process, helping you select the right kind of chips to match your aesthetics while ensuring longevity and durability. When selecting a contractor, consider their experience, reputation, and customer feedback. Discuss your specific needs in detail, and don’t hesitate to ask them about their past chip and seal paving projects.

Tips for Maintaining a Chip Seal Driveway

Even though chip seal driveways are durable and relatively low maintenance, they do require some care to maintain their appearance and extend their lifespan. Regular sweeping to remove debris is necessary, especially after the winter months when the accumulation of leaves or sticks can damage the surface. It’s also recommended to stay off the new driveway for at least a few days after the installation to allow for proper setting and hardening. On average, a well-maintained chip seal driveway can last up to 10 years or more, depending on usage and weather conditions.


To recap, chip sealing is a cost-effective, durable, and aesthetically pleasing paving solution for commercial properties. Whether you opt for a chip seal driveway or parking lot, the benefits in terms of cost savings and longevity are undeniable. Remember, engaging reputable tar & chip driveway contractors can ensure proper execution and maintenance of the project. As always, focus on contractors who demonstrate a proven track record, understand your specific needs, and prioritize customer satisfaction.

If your commercial property could benefit from the naturally pleasing aesthetics and unmatched durability of chip sealing, don’t hesitate to take the next step. Contact a professional today and experience firsthand how chip sealing can transform your commercial property’s driveway or parking area into a visually appealing and more efficient space.

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About Clinton Township, Michigan


The first settlement on the land that is now Clinton Township was called Gnadenhuetten and was established in 1782 by Rev. David Zeisberg, but closed in 1786. It was organized as “Huron Township” on August 12, 1818, named after what was then known as the Huron River. Because of confusion with another Huron River south of Detroit, on July 17, 1824, the Michigan Territorial Legislature renamed both the township and the river after DeWitt Clinton, the popular governor of New York from 1817 to 1823 who was largely responsible for building the Erie Canal which enabled many settlers to come to Michigan.

Moravian Drive is the township’s oldest road, dating back to the days when Moravian missionaries settled to attempt to convert the local Native Americans.


Clinton Township is in south-central Macomb County. The city of Mount Clemens, the Macomb county seat, is bordered on three sides by the northeast part of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Clinton Township has a total area of 28.37 square miles (73.5 km), of which 28.03 square miles (72.6 km2) are land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km), or 1.22%, are water. The Clinton River, for which the community is named, is formed from three branches within the township. It runs east into Harrison Township, where it flows into Lake St. Clair. The township is home to many parks, notably George George Memorial Park.


There are two unincorporated communities in the township:

  • Broad Acres is located in the southeastern portion on M-3/Gratiot Avenue between 15 Mile and Quinn Roads (42°32′57″N 82°54′08″W / 42.54917°N 82.90222°W / 42.54917; -82.90222; Elevation: 610 ft./186 m.).
  • Cady is located in the southwestern portion at Utica and Moravian Roads (42°33′37″N 82°57′52″W / 42.56028°N 82.96444°W / 42.56028; -82.96444; Elevation: 614 ft./187 m.). It was founded in 1833 by Chauncey G. Cady. Cady served for a time as township supervisor and was also a member of the state legislature. It had a post office from 1864 until 1906.


Historical population
Census Pop. Note
2000 95,648
2010 96,796 1.2%
2020 100,513 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census


Clinton charter township, Macomb County, Michigan – Racial and ethnic composition
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity (NH = Non-Hispanic) Pop 2000 Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2000 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 86,042 78,062 72,926 89.96% 80.65% 72.55%
Black or African American alone (NH) 4,424 12,509 17,428 4.63% 12.92% 17.34%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 223 230 192 0.23% 0.24% 0.19%
Asian alone (NH) 1,597 1,723 2,170 1.67% 1.78% 2.16%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 11 29 19 0.01% 0.03% 0.02%
Other race alone (NH) 82 82 335 0.09% 0.08% 0.33%
Mixed race or Multiracial (NH) 1,605 1,871 4,449 1.68% 1.93% 4.43%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,664 2,290 2,994 1.74% 2.37% 2.98%
Total 95,648 96,796 100,513 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%


As of the census of 2010, there were 96,796 people, 42,036 households, and 25,678 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 82.08% White, 13.04% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.37% of the population. By 2016, the township’s population was estimated to have surpassed 100,000.

In 2000, there were 40,299 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.98.

In 2000, 22.4% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $50,067, and the median income for a family was $61,497. Males had a median income of $48,818 versus $29,847 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,758. About 4.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


Chippewa Valley Schools, with two high schools (Chippewa Valley and Dakota), and Clintondale Community Schools, with one high school (Clintondale High), are the primary school districts in the township. Other school districts that operate within Clinton Township are L’Anse Creuse, Fraser, and Mount Clemens.

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