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|Describes the surface of a feature as chipseal.|
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Many American counties pave rural roads in an inexpensive manner called "chipsealing." It is an upgrade from an unpaved, graded road but is not as smooth as asphalt.
Chipseals are constructed by evenly distributing a thin base of hot tar, bitumen or asphalt onto an existing pavement and then embedding finely graded aggregate into it. The aggregate is evenly distributed over the hot seal spray, then rolled into the bitumen using heavy rubber tired rollers creating a paved surface. A chip-seal-surfaced pavement can optionally be sealed with a top layer, which is referred to as a fog seal or enrichment.