Originally Posted by Gravel Rat
You don't want chip seal you will never be happy with it. That stuff is only good for very light vehical traffic. The only time it is good is if your suface is very hard packed gravel. You go in with a grader give the surface a scrape then go over top with the chip seal.
Do it right the first time then never have to worry about it again. Not sure if I would go with asphalt that is a compacted 2 inches I would go with 3 inches then you know it will last.
This is ridiculous, there are Thousands of miles of "chip seal" roads through out North America that take heavy traffic/snow plows/ just about what ever you want to throw at it.
Yes I am bias, as I am in the Business, Check out some work done by the outfit you are looking to go with. O&C/Tar Chip can be a great alternative and save you a few bucks.
Gravel Rat, Base is everything, regardless of what you are putting on top of it.