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About Chip Sealing

Introduction to Chip Sealing

As the world of commercial properties evolves, one particular trend that continues to gain momentum is chip sealing. Renowned for its affordability and lasting durability, chip sealing has become the go-to solution for those seeking to install or refurbish driveways, parking lots, and more. This comprehensive guide dives beneath the surface — examining chip sealing from every angle to help you better understand this paving solution. So, whether you’re a commercial property owner exploring cost-effective paving options or a contractor seeking insight into this growing market, consider the following information your roadmap to unraveling the intricacies of chip sealing.

Understanding the Chip Seal Driveway Process

Chip and seal driveways have become a popular choice among commercial property owners, and understanding the process is the first step towards appreciating its benefits. At its core, chip sealing involves a combination of well-graded gravel chips and liquid asphalt to create a robust yet graceful driveway. The procedure usually involves two steps – first, an application of hot, sticky tar, and then a layer of gravel or chip stones spread over the top. Once down, the gravel is compressed into the tar, creating a flat, hard-wearing surface.

Discovering the Benefits of the Tar and Chip Driveway

A tar and chip driveway is more than just a serviceable path to and from a commercial structure. It is a definable asset that offers several tangible benefits to its owners. For instance, compared to traditional asphalt or concrete, tar and chip driveways provide superior traction due to their rough surface, making it safer for vehicles. Additionally, they require minimal maintenance and are less prone to cracking. By merging durability and aesthetic appeal, tar and chip driveways offer a low maintenance and cost-effective solution for commercial properties.

Choosing Tar & Chip Driveway Contractors

Of course, the success of a chip seal paving largely depends on the expertise of the contractor entrusted with its installation. When sourcing for tar & chip driveway contractors, look for experienced, reputable names in the industry, with a demonstrable portfolio of effective chip seal installations. Prioritize contractors who are knowledgeable in local regulation and standards, considering regional environmental factors, and ensure you get a detailed quote for an all-inclusive service and a timeline for the project.

Exploring the Versatility of Chip Seal Paving

Beyond driveways, the use of chip seal paving is a flexible solution for various commercial and municipal applications. From parking lots to sidewalks, and even larger road projects, chip seal is utilized for its cost-effectiveness and relative ease of installation compared to other paving methods.

The Strengths of Chip and Seal Paving

Chip and seal paving boast several strengths, primarily centered around its durability and resilience. Chip sealed surfaces can withstand harsh weather conditions, and are known for their ability to maintain integrity against heavy traffic without compromising their robust nature. Thanks to the flexibility of the tar, the pavement is less likely to crack as it can move with temperature changes. Furthermore, it is a friendlier alternative to asphalt as it does not require resealing and lasts longer, reducing the environmental impact.


In conclusion, chip sealing is an economical, resilient, and aesthetically pleasing solution for various paving needs in a commercial setting. It offers a combination of low maintenance, environmental benefits, and superior practicality, making it a worthy consideration for property owners and a profitable venture for local contractors. Whether you already have a commercial property or planning to build one, a chip seal driveway or other paved surfaces can add real value, provide more excellent safety, look fantastic, and last for many years.

Call to Action

Are you ready to leverage the benefits of chip sealing for your commercial property? Reach out to your local tar & chip driveway contractor today to get a robust, beautiful, and cost-effective paving solution. Choose chip sealing to create lasting impressions for your commercial property.

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About Harrison, Michigan


Harrison was first designated as the new centralized location of the county seat of Clare County in 1877. It would become a replacement for Farwell, which was the first county seat when Clare County was formally organized in 1871. The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad platted the village in 1879 and set aside property for a new county government after the previous courthouse in Farwell burned down. The Harrison post office opened on January 27, 1880 and was named after former president William Henry Harrison. The new community incorporated as a village in 1885 and later as a city in 1891.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.03 square miles (10.44 km), of which 3.71 square miles (9.61 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km) is water.

The city’s motto is “20 Lakes in 20 Minutes” due its proximity to numerous lakes. Budd Lake is mostly located within the city limits, while the northern coastline extends into Hayes Township. The only other lake within the city limits is Little Long Lake, which also extends into Hayes Township.

Major highways

  • US 127 runs south–north just outside the eastern border of the city.

  • Bus. US 127 is a business route of US 127 that runs through the center of the city.
  • M-61 is a state highway that enters the west-central part of the city and then runs concurrently with Bus. US 127.


Historical population
Census Pop. Note
1880 129
1890 752 482.9%
1900 647 −14.0%
1910 543 −16.1%
1920 399 −26.5%
1930 458 14.8%
1940 727 58.7%
1950 884 21.6%
1960 1,072 21.3%
1970 1,460 36.2%
1980 1,700 16.4%
1990 1,835 7.9%
2000 2,108 14.9%
2010 2,114 0.3%
2020 2,150 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,114 people, 913 households, and 524 families residing in the city. The population density was 568.3 inhabitants per square mile (219.4/km2). There were 1,306 housing units at an average density of 351.1 per square mile (135.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 1.7% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 913 households, of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.6% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,108 people, 857 households, and 526 families residing in the city. The population density was 563.3 inhabitants per square mile (217.5/km2). There were 1,187 housing units at an average density of 317.2 per square mile (122.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 94.78% White, 2.04% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 857 households, out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,392, and the median income for a family was $35,179. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,443. About 14.1% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


The city of Harrison is served entirely by Harrison Community Schools, which is centrally located within the city and serves a large part of the northern portion of the county.

Mid Michigan Community College has a Harrison campus located just to the southeast in Hatton Township.

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Our Chip Seal services are available in Harrison as well as all of Macomb County.

Our dedicated team at D&J Contracting Inc is at-the-ready to provide you with great customer service and first class Chip Seal services. Reach out to us at (586) 954-0008 to discuss your Chip Seal needs today!

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