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Chip Seals are the most versatile and widely used pavement preservation process. These cost effective processes allow for large areas to be treated in an era of shrinking budgets. Significant advancement in equipment and materials has occurred over the past 5 years.
Our entire Chip Seal fleet is computerized which ensures material application rates are precise and consistent. Our equipment is hydraulically expandable allowing 22 foot wide roads to be completed in a single pass, eliminating seams.
Below are the various types of Chip Seals available, please contact our team for help determining which chip seal is the right choice for your application and budget.
Single Chip Seals are most cost effective when preserving roads in good condition. This effective tool used on a 5 – 7 year cycle, will cost effectively keep good roads good. A Single Chip Seal is an extremely cost effective surface application used to maintain, protect and prolong the life of an asphalt pavement.
Soft, flexible, polymer modified asphalt emulsion is applied directly to the pavement followed by an application of #8 or ¼ inch aggregate. The thick asphalt membrane water proofs and bonds the new aggregate to the surface, providing a new skid resistant wearing course.
Double Chip Seals are suited for roads which exhibit moderate to severe cracking, open textured roads where surface fines have been lost and on freshly leveled or scratched roads where the surface is too open and porous for a Single Chip Seal to be successful.
Double Chip Seal is a two layer Chip Seal where one is applied immediately after the other. The second application can utilize either ¼ inch or #8 aggregate, depending on the desired finished surface.
Our version of a Bituminous Surface Treatment is a triple application process. This is a cost effective solution for improving stone roads and parking lots.
An application of #57 aggregate is spread over the existing stone surface at a rate of 35 Lbs / SY. This is followed with a penetration of CRS-2 at a rate of .75 Gal / SY and choked in with 25 Lbs / SY of #8 aggregate. This is immediately followed by a Duble Chip Seal utilizing CRS-2 and #8 aggregate for both applications. This process provides more than 1.50 Gals of soft asphalt emulsion per SY, providing a flexible, long lasting and cost effective solution for improving stone roads or parking lots.
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