Chipseal is an old pavement maintenance tool using new, high performance materials. It is being used by most counties throughout the State. Pavements can be sealed with a new wear surface in one application. New, polymer modified asphalt materials and clean aggregates give you a surface that keeps the cracks sealed due to the soft, flexible characteristics of the asphalt used in Chipseal.
The problem of loose aggregate after application can be solved by sweeping the day after the application.
A single or double application of Chipseal gives you an economical wear surface that keeps your cracks sealed.
Costs are less than half that of a hot mix overlay with much less elevation change, saving curb height. An Economical Way to Resurface Your Asphalt Pavement!
Micro Slurry is a Cold Mixed Process that adds a new high asphalt content surface that withstands the sun and water damage. Applied at 15 pounds of aggregate per square yard, it is 1/4″ thick and gives you a new, skid resistant uniform surface that hides all patches and crack sealing. Slurry fills open cracks while Hot Mix overlays bridge cracks. Overband Crack sealing is a recommended pretreatment before resurfacing.
A Micro Slurry Machine mixes and applies the material on the pavement. The material does minor rut filling and fills and seals small holes. Micro Slurry SEALS the surface and prevents moisture from penetrating the base, the ultimate cause of MAJOR repairs.
You can resurface with Micro Slurry for a fraction of the cost of a Hot Mix Overlay. The skid resistant surface makes driving and walking safer.
A New Revolutionary Process called CAPESEAL is being used around the area to maintain Asphalt Pavements. A Single or Double Chipseal application is applied to the pavement followed by a Type II Micro Slurry. This process is called CAPESEAL, named after a process first done in South Africa. It gives you a flexible new surface that seals the cracks with no loose stone.
Pavements that have slight alligatored areas are cleaned and then a flexible chipseal application using HF-RS2 asphalt emulsion and clean 3/8″ aggregate is applied to seal the cracks. The chipseal surface is swept the day after application to remove any loose stone left after the initial application.
The Asphalt Micro Slurry is applied over the chipseal application. The high asphalt content slurry fills in the gaps between the aggregate chips and give a skid resistant surface with no loose stones.
The cost of a CAPESEAL surface is one half the cost of a hot mix overlay. A Capeseal surface will not use up your curb height or require adjustments to drainage structures.
The new technology in Spray Patching uses a machine that removes the loose debris out of cracks or potholes with 250 cubic feet per minute forced air. The same nozzle, with the opening of a valve, applies a hot asphalt emulsion seal/tack cost.
With the flip of a switch, a high quality aggregate is coated with a polymer modified asphalt and then shot into the crack or hole at 60 MPH, producing compaction tested to be 94%.
The key to success in pothole and large crack repair is that the area be cleaned, tacked, filled and compacted. Our Spray Patching System does all this with one machine and two operators.
If your budget is limited, the most economical way to extend the life of your pavements is with Overband Crack Seal. Overband Crack Sealing seals the cracks in your pavement and prevents further deterioration.
All cracks are blown out with 100 psi compressed air and then sealed using an overband disk which puts material into the crack and on the surface on both sides of the crack. This “T” of material seals the crack from water intrusion, the main cause of pavement failures.
There are different mixtures of material we can use depending on the traffic and application. The Michigan Department of Transportaion (MDOT) uses this material as a pre-treatment on all of their preventative maintenance program surface treatments.