Seal is the most versatile and cost effective way to preserve and protect your
paving investment over time. The application of slurry seal will significantly
extend the life of existing pavements by protecting the undersurface from the
effects of aging and the environment.
Streets are selected for
resurfacing or slurry sealing through a variety of methods. The primary tool
used is our computerized Pavement Management System. This system stores current
and historical street condition data. This data includes the frequency of
various pavement distresses such as potholes and cracking, as well as the ride
The Pavement Management System predicts the future condition of
streets with different types of maintenance practices. The software then
determines the best method to maintain each section of street and looks at the
entire city street
system to find the most cost effective maintenance plan given
specific budget constraints.
Slurry seal coating consists of asphalt emulsion, sand and rock
which is applied to the street surface at 3/8” thick. This
maintenance treatment extends the life of streets already in good condition.
Asphalt Resurfacing consists of installing
a brand new layer of asphalt on top of the existing street surface at a
of one to three inches. Streets are ground down (milled) at the curb
line before resurfacing so asphalt will not build up at
the edge of the gutter.
By undertaking a program of planned
pavement maintenance, considerable savings in rehabilitation costs may be
achieved. Your pavement surface will remain sound, usable and safe. In addition,
extensive downtime needed to
repair potholes or reconstruct the pavement will be
greatly reduced or eliminated.