Research and discussions on chip seal driveways has been completed by the Building Review Committee. There will be no change to the driveway guidelines in the CLPOA building code. Chip Seal driveways will not be added as an approved driveway surface.
Two main reasons for not allowing this surface:
- Exposed aggregate driveway appearance goes against the current code for new driveway surfaces.
- Loose gravel issues during the first couple of months after installation. The contractor stated this concern would reduce to non-issue after several months, but said there will be some stone that gets dragged onto the roads after installation.
As a group, there were a few other “cons” that we discussed. We did also discuss “pros” for chip seal. When it came time to make a final decision, the “cons” outweighed the “pros”.
Thank you for your patience as we worked through the decision making process on this.