Chip seals are useful for protecting road surfaces against water, where texture and skid resistance are important, and to address pavement degradation. They also seal repaired hairline cracks.
Keeping roads in good working order is no easy challenge. One way to keep your roads in good repair, extend their useful life and save money is to install a chip seal surface dressing, which helps preserve the road and improves performance.
ACP Applied Chip seals are installed by spraying a rapid-setting emulsion across the road or lane surface, even concrete, followed by a washed aggregate that is rolled into the emulsion. After the seal has set, the area is cleaned and swept for stray aggregate to ensure chips that did not set are removed before opening the road to use.
ACP Applied offers chip sealing surfaces designed to meet your specific needs, including:
- Single and Double chip seals
- Racked-in chip seals
- Sandwich seals
When applying chip seals, both microtexture and macrotexture issues need to be addressed. Microtexture, provides grip and skidding resistance regardless of speed, is a result of the texture of the individual stones and chips used. Macrotexture, on the other hand, is the overall texture of the road, and an important consideration where higher speeds and wet weather are an issue. ACP Applied has the knowledge and engineering expertise to design and apply your chip seal to the precise specifications required.