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1. How long does it take to put in a Stone Surface Driveway?
2. How soon can I drive on it?
3. Is a Stone Surface Drive expensive?
4. How long will it last?
5. What about maintenance?
6. How does it hold up during winter? What about snow?
7. At what time of year is it best to install a Stone Surface Drive?
8. How is the Natural Stone Surface Seal installed?
9. Can I customize the color or surface of the stone?
10. What about the private road leading to our drive?
11. What geographic areas do you serve?
12. How do I schedule an installation? When can you install my drive?

Chip Seal

1. How long does it take to put in a Stone Surface Driveway?
Your drive can be completed in as little as a day, depending on weather and scheduling factors. Once work begins, the process moves quickly.
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Chip Seal2. How soon can I drive on it?
You will be able to pull your car into the drive right away! Regular use of the drive can begin in as little as an hour after application. Cool or humid weather could delay curing so the wait might be slightly longer in rare circumstances.
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3. Is a Stone Surface Drive expensive?
A Stone Surface Chip Seal drive is surprisingly affordable. In fact, this durable technology is the same application used for years as a cost-effective surface for building roads (and is still used today in rural areas). The cost to install a Stone Surface Seal drive is comparable to asphalt resurfacing, and also provides you with the ability to create a custom look for your home or property.
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Chip Seal4. How long will it last?
The Stone Surface Chip Seal is a very durable surface. When applied to state and municipal roads, the surface will endure for about 5 or 6 years - and that is with county traffic; a driveway will have a significantly longer life expectancy.
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5. What about maintenance?
The materials used for a Stone Surface Seal do not easily wear out. However you may wish to have the gravel groomed on an annual basis, to preserve the distinctive look of your stone surface drive.
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Protect Landscape6. How does it hold up during winter? What about snow?
Chip Seal Surfaces actually provide more traction for your tires than traditional asphalt or concrete pavement and are designed to withstand county plows on a flat surface. However, regardless of the surface, your snow removal contractor should always use proper equipment such as blade shoes which will keep the plow slightly above the ground and help preserve the life of your drive.
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7. At what time of year is it best to install a Stone Surface Drive?
In Michigan and similar climates, the best time of year to install a Stone Surface Drive is from May through October. This will ensure the most effective, durable application.
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8. How is the Natural Stone Surface Seal installed?
Unlike traditional asphalt or concrete which is mixed at a plant and then delivered to your home, the gravel and asphalt for the Stone Surface Chip Seal is mixed on-site. This gives us (and you) much more control over the final appearance of the drive.

WorkingFor a brand new drive, a layer of material such as medium-sized gravel will be put down first as a base layer. This will provide support and foundation for the drive. If you are applying the Stone Surface Chip Seal over your existing drive, we may begin by making small patches or repairs in the surface if necessary.In either case, the next step is to apply a liquid asphalt over the gravel base or old drive.

Chip SealNext, while the asphalt is still sticky and hot, a layer of high quality natural stone (chip) is mechanically broadcast and set into the asphalt. The stone is then rolled into the liquid emulsion leaving the stone surface with the look of a groomed gravel drive, and beautifully complements your home and landscaping.
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9. Can I customize the color or surface of the stone?
The Stone Surface Seal will integrate well with your landscaping and natural surroundings. And you can customize the appearance by selecting a specific stone or exotic aggregate. Your Cranbrook representative will assist you by providing a selection of the most striking combinations. A Stone Surface Chip Seal drive can help you add an appealing distinction to your property.
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10. What about the private road leading to our drive?
The Stone Surface Chip Seal can also be applied to private roads. This is a wonderful way to repair problem asphalt, or to replace a dirt access that has been wreaking havoc on your car with mud and dust. Used to develop roads for more than 100 years, improvements in Chip Seal technology have made the application available for custom use. A variety of stones and exotic gravels make it possible to customize the road's appearance to blend with your current landscaping.
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11. What geographic areas do you serve?Cranbrook Truck
Cranbrook Pavement serves residential and commercial customers across the Greater Metro-Detroit area. We also occasionally do larger asphalt and concrete work in out-state areas. If you are unsure as to whether you fall within our geographic reach, please give us a call so we can learn more about your needs.
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12. How do I schedule an installation? When can you install my drive?
If you are interested in having a Stone Surface Chip Seal applied to your drive, please contact us at 248-357-6550. We’ll be happy to meet with you to provide a free estimate and discuss a convenient time for your new drive to be installed.
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