10 Types Of Asphalt Surface Treatments

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Asphalt is commonly used for road paving in the United States. It is durable, weather-resistant, and relatively inexpensive. There are a variety of asphalt surface treatments that can be applied to extend the life of an asphalt surface and protect it from weathering and wear and tear. Pickett’s Paving LLC will discuss ten types of asphalt surface treatments!

1. Chip Seals

Chip seal is the most common asphalt surface treatment. It is a mix of asphalt and gravel applied to an asphalt surface. The stone helps protect the asphalt from weathering and wear and tear, while the asphalt helps bind the rock-crush together and provides a smooth surface. Chip seals are often used on roads that experience a lot of traffic, such as highways.

2. Seal Coats

The seal coat applies a thin layer of asphalt emulsion on the surface. It helps protect the surface from weathering and wear and tear. They are used on roads that do not experience a lot of traffic.

3. Slurry Seals

Slurry seals are a mix of asphalt, water, and gravel applied to an asphalt surface. They provide a protective layer against weathering and wear and tear.

4. Microsurfacing

Microsurfacing is a thin layer of asphalt and chemical additives applied to an asphalt surface. It helps improve the surface’s appearance and extends its life. Microsurfacing halts oxidation and raveling. It can increase surface friction, address profile leveling, and fill ruts.

5. Fog Seals

Fog seal sprays a unique formulation of asphalt emulsion on an asphalt surface. It helps protect the surface against external elements. A fog seal is often used on roads that have just been paved or resurfaced.

6. Pavement Rejuvenation

Pavement rejuvenation is a process that restores an asphalt surface by removing the topmost asphalt layer and replacing it with a new layer.

7. Asphalt Overlay

Asphalt overlay involves applying a new asphalt layer over an existing asphalt surface. It is used to improve the surface’s appearance and extend its life.

8. Hot Mix Asphalt

Hot-mix asphalt is made by mixing an aggregate of gravel, sand, and stone with hot bitumen (liquid asphalt). Hot-mix asphalt is used to pave roads and highways. It is also used in driveways, parking lots, and other areas needing a smooth, durable surface.

9. Cold Mix Asphalt

Cold-mix asphalt is a type of asphalt made by mixing aggregate with cold bitumen. Cold-mix asphalt can pave roads and highways, but it is not as durable as hot-mix asphalt.

10. Crack Sealant

Crack sealant is a material used to fill cracks in the pavement. It helps prevent water from getting into the cracks and causing them to widen.

Ending Note

So, what are you waiting for? Contact our team to learn more about asphalt surface treatments and get a free quote. At Pickett’s Paving LLC, serving Sarasota, FL, we would be happy to discuss your specific needs and recommend the best treatment for your asphalt surface.

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