The Advantages of Tar and Chip Roads

  • 27 Mar 2024

Tar and chip is a popular choice for roads, with many of KDG’s clients putting it to use in this way. What makes it so popular though? Particularly for this purpose?

Here are just a few of the benefits of using it for roads – and why it is so important to work with a trusted specialist in tar and chip.



One of the biggest advantages of tar and chip roads is their cost-effectiveness when compared to other surfacing methods. The materials used in tar and chip surfacing are often more affordable, and the application process is relatively simple, resulting in lower project costs overall.


Despite its simplicity, tar and chip surfacing provides remarkable durability. The combination of tar and aggregate creates a sturdy surface that can withstand heavy traffic loads and extreme weather conditions, not to mention prolonged wear and tear. This translates to reduced maintenance needs and longer road lifespans, ultimately saving both time and money.


Skid Resistance

Tar and chip roads offer excellent skid resistance, particularly when compared to smoother surfaces. The texture provided by chips embedded in the surface enhances traction, and this reduces the risk of accidents, especially during wet or icy conditions. This is fantastic for ensuring road safety in Norfolk, where the unpredictable British weather can pose all kinds of challenges to motorists.

Visual Appeal

While functionality is the most important thing when surfacing a road, it’s fine to consider the appearance of the finished result as well. Tar and chip surfaces offer a rustic, textured appearance that blends well with its surroundings – making this ideal for rural and built-up areas in counties such as Norfolk, which is where KDG are based. This helps to improve the look of roads, making for people who are truly happy with where they live!

Quick Installation

Another big advantage of tar and chip surfacing is its quick installation process. Unlike some other surfacing methods that require lengthy curing times, tar and chip surfaces can often be ready for use within just a few days. This minimises disruption to traffic flow and allows for much speedier completion of road projects, benefiting both residents and businesses in Norfolk.

Why Work With KDG?

While the advantages of tar and chip roads are clear, it’s vital to work with a trusted contractor for their installation and maintenance if you are going to reap all of those rewards. KDG possess all the necessary expertise, experience and equipment to ensure the surfacing process is carried out properly. It is also committed to using high-quality materials and the company adheres to all relevant construction regulations at every stage – giving you total peace of mind.

What Now?

As you can see, tar and chip surfacing has numerous advantages for roads. If you want to find out more, get in touch with the team today. They would be only too happy to answer any questions that you may have. Contact KDG Surfacing today and receive a free quote.

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