What is Chip Seal?

Welcome to OregonChipSeal.com aka Blacktop Northwest LLC, your premier provider of chip seal and tar and chip services in rural Oregon and Washington. 
Transforming driveways, private lanes, farm roads, and ranch roads into durable, picturesque surfaces is our specialty. With years of expertise and a deep understanding of rural landscapes, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality solutions that stand the test of time.

Chip seal, also known as tar and chip, is a cost-effective and efficient method to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your property’s roads. Our process involves applying a layer of hot liquid asphalt, followed by a layer of crushed stone. This creates a durable surface that not only withstands heavy use but also adds a rustic charm to rural settings.

Whether you need to upgrade your driveway to withstand the demands of daily traffic or enhance the accessibility of your farm or ranch road, we have the skills and equipment to get the job done right. Our team works closely with each client to understand their specific needs and customize solutions that exceed expectations.
At OregonChipSeal.com aka Blacktop Northwest LLC, we understand the unique challenges of maintaining roads in rural areas. That’s why we use high-quality materials and proven techniques to ensure long-lasting results, even in the harshest weather conditions.

Colton, Oregon chip seal project.

Servicing rural Oregon, Washington, and Idaho we are committed to serving the needs of our local communities. From small-scale residential projects to large-scale agricultural operations, no job is too big or too small for our dedicated team.
Experience the difference that chip seal and tar and chip services can make for your property. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help enhance the functionality and appearance of your roads.

Chip Seal also known as tar and chip is commonly used throughout most of Oregon’s rural areas as a permanent pavement solution. It’s far more cost effective than paving, especially large areas such as shared lanes and roads. Chip Seal does wonders for gaining traction on hills, and will eradicate the dust issues you might face in the summer.

Oregon Chip Seal is your premier partner for top-quality chip sealing solutions across the rural landscapes of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for serving our communities, we specialize in chip sealing farm and ranch roads to ensure they stand the test of time.

From the quaint towns of Oregon like Pendleton, Hood River, and Klamath Falls, to the picturesque landscapes of Washington in places like Walla Walla, Yakima, and Spokane, and the serene beauty of Idaho towns such as Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Twin Falls, we cover it all. Our mission is to provide durable and reliable chip sealing services to the heartland of the Pacific Northwest, enhancing the connectivity and accessibility of rural areas.

At Oregon Chip Seal, we understand the unique challenges faced by farmers, ranchers, and landowners in maintaining their private roads. That’s why we specialize in chip sealing specifically for farm and ranch roads, offering tailored solutions to meet the needs of our rural communities.

Our chip sealing process involves applying a layer of asphalt emulsion followed by a layer of finely crushed rock or gravel. This creates a durable surface that protects your road from the elements, reduces dust, and minimizes maintenance requirements. Whether you’re navigating the rugged terrain of eastern Oregon, the rolling hills of the Palouse region in Washington, or the expansive farmlands of Idaho, our chip sealing services are designed to keep your roads in top condition year-round.

Unlike public roads that receive regular maintenance from government agencies, private farm and ranch roads often get overlooked. That’s where Oregon Chip Seal comes in. We specialize in chip sealing private roads, providing cost-effective solutions that improve accessibility and enhance safety for property owners and their visitors.

With Oregon Chip Seal, you can trust that your rural roads will receive the attention and care they deserve. Our experienced team is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations. Whether you’re in need of chip sealing for a small farm access road or a sprawling ranch network, we have the expertise and resources to get the job done right.

Contact Oregon Chip Seal today to learn more about our services and how we can help improve the durability and performance of your farm and ranch roads. With our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, you can rest assured that your rural infrastructure is in good hands.

Blacktop Northwest LLC

Paving and Chip seal contractor


P.O. Box 23 Hubbard, Oregon 97032

(503) 575-9981 Willamette Valley

(541) 508-5161 Central Oregon

(888) 491-8767 Toll Free

Chip rock being distributed over crs2p chip oil. Project Wilcox Farms in Aurora, Oregon

We are one of the few companies in Oregon that can actually do Chip Seal. Having the right equipment and knowledge get the job done comes from years of experience and hard work.

Call (503) 575-9981 today to get a price quote on chip seal for your driveway or road.

The Process of chip sealing:


Grade the existing base rock (unless its an overlay) removing peaks and valleys throughout the driving surface. Chip Seal, like asphalt, is only as good as the base it is sitting on.

Oil Application:

Chip Oil (crs2p or crs3p) must be evenly distributed at the correct temperature through a specially designed spray unit. This process is done both by truck as well as a spray wand.

Chip Distribution:

Chip Rock must quickly be distributed over the freshly sprayed chip oil.

Chip seal project completed Molalla, Oregon

Example of projects Chip Seal can be used for:

  • Walking paths
  • Hiking paths
  • Driveways
  • Farm Roads
  • Shared Lanes
  • Dust control
  • Mud control
  • Aesthetics
  • Traction
  • Pothole prevention

Some commonly asked questions about Chip Seal:

Q) When can Chip Seal be done?
A) Chip Seal can only be done in the warm weather. Living in the Pacific Northwest, (Newberg, Oregon in my case) we must make sure the weather will cooperate.
Q) Can we Chip Seal over gravel?
A) The answer is yes we grade out the gravel just like if we were going to pave it and then can Chip Seal directly on top of the freshly graded gravel.
Q) What is the Chip Seal surface going to look like?
A) Most people leave the loose stone on top of the project; however, some people choose to sweep it off. Either way, it is going to look like nice gravel on the surface.
Q) How much does Chip Seal cost?
A) In some cases it may be less than half the price of asphalt.
Q) Where can I see Chip Seal.
A) Most of the rural roads around Molalla, Estacada, South Canby, Yoder, and Silverton are chip seal. Some Portland and Salem roads are even Chip Seal.
Q) What kind of maintenance needs to be done on Chip Seal Projects?
A) Zero Maintenance is needed! Unlike asphalt, you do NOT need to seal coat Chip Seal.

Chip seal on a hill in Albany / Turner Oregon