Tar & Chip, Tarmac and Paving Driveways

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Tar and Chip Driveways

The “Tar and Chip” method is an effective way to both rejuvenate a tired or worn driveway or create a new one and is a low-cost alternative to asphalt, offering a more solid surface than plain gravel. It also has a rough texture, which makes for much better footing when wet or snow-covered.

Is your existing driveway tired and worn but still basically sound? Then tar and chip can rejuvenate your driveway at much lower cost then re-tarmacing or concreting.
Even if you have a gravel driveway we can regrade and resurface your drive and then apply the tar and chip.
Tar and Chip is suitable for residential and commercial driveways, car parks, forecourts, private and commercial roads.

The “Chips” are available in 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 20mm, 28mm and a variety of colours including, tan, red, brown and grey (colours may vary depending on availability). Popular colours are granite, limestone and golden gravel chippings.

Advantages of tar and chip

  • It is hard wearing and can cope easily with heavy use or large vehicles.
  • Lower cost than asphalt or concrete
  • Tar and chip can be installed over existing driveways.
  • Looks good different colours and finishes available
  • Low Maintenance
  • Quicker to lay than some other systems
  • Good grip and traction compared to other surfaces especially when wet
  • It offers a more solid surface than gravel. If you don’t like having to rake loose stones back into place then Tar and Chip is a good option.

Disadvantages of tar and chip

  • Shorter lifespan than asphalt and concrete
  • The good grip means it is not the best for a play area
Contact Us

Emerald Tarmac
Ballyeighter Aughrim

Tel : 090 640 3939
Mob: 085 821 7298


Emerald Tarmac
6 Rathasker Court.
Co. Kildare

Tel: 045 832 895


Areas Covered

As we have depots in Galway and Kildare we are able to provide our Tar and Chip, Tarmac, and Patio Paving service in Galway, Westmeath, Kildare, Cavan, Laois and Tipperary