The chip sealing treats the road surface to extend the life of your pavement. Usually performed on aging pavement, it is also used on new roads. There are many benefits to chip sealing, including
Beside the obvious benefits of reducing pollution, other benefits of dust control include safer roads, improved visibility, contribution to meeting mandated air quality standards, and prevention from seasonal dust-related issues. Water conservation is also a big plus by eliminating or drastically reducing water truck usage.
A type of chip seal that incorporates a scrub broom which scrubs the emulsion into larger cracks. This process eliminates the need to crack fill prior to surface treatment. Pavement surfaces that are distressed beyond the need of a typical chip seal benefit greatly from a scrub seal.
Fog sealing is a process that seals open pores of new asphalt. A light coat of asphalt emulsion is spread over the chip seal. Fog seal reduces the amount of loose gravel, gives the road a smooth appearance, improves snow melting and the darkness of the fog seal allows for better visibility of road markings.
Reclamite is a pavement rejuvenator. It prolongs the life of the surface further delaying the need to re-construct the entire surface.
A Tack Coat ensures the integrity of the asphalt layers as it binds all the successive asphalt layers together to prevent layer separation. This is an essential process in the correct construction of a road.
A prime coat is applied to a granular base as the road is prepared for an asphalt surfacing and consists of a low viscosity asphalt. The prime coast binds lose material to the base and hardens the base surface. It also plugs capillary holes in the base surface and provides the adhesion agent needed between the base and the additional course.