Yeah, other places they may call it oil and chip...but chip seal is one of the common names. Usually, the oil is laid down first and the "chips" are spread on top of the hot oil or "tar". In "Coolhand Luke", they showed em placing some sort of sand. Sometimes, Indiana...looking at you, the oil is premixed with the chips and laid down and "compacted", sort of. In Indiana's case, the HWY Dept counts on vehicle traffic to compact the material the rest of the way. The worst part of Indiana's chip seal is that, since the chips are "precoated", the loose gravel is the same color as the better compacted material....causing unexpected "whoopsies" in a curve. "Chip Seal" material is meant for lesser traveled roads for lower maintenance costs. Depending on when the "chips" have been applied, it can be a very sucky surface for a motorcyclist and hard to "read" with regards to amount of grip available...but y'all knew that already.philharmonic wrote: ↑Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:45 amI didn't know what "chip seal" was so I googled it. The scary part was the last paragraph:
"After curing, the loose gravel is swept off the surface. This may take several sweepings"!!
In Florida, they make some of the roads out of thousand-year-old reefs that are crushed up and mixed with asphalt.
When the road is new the shell parts destroy tires, and the surface becomes a slippery mess when the shell parts have worn smooth and water and a little car oil is added.
Although those that travel to Arkansas will not trust it at first, they will learn that it is not like other states "chip seal" with regards to grip OR life of tires...or "tars".