|What is a Slurry Seal?|
|A Slurry Seal is a cold mixed asphalt. It consists of a graded aggregate, a binder , fines and additives. It is a hard wearing surfacing for pavement preservation.|
|What is it used for?|
|Slurry Seals are for sealing aged and raveled pavements, filling minor cracks, restoring skid resistance and restoring aesthetic appeal. It may be used on freeways, residential streets, parking lots, driveways and any area that needs the pavement to be preserved.|
|Are there different types?|
Slurry Seals come in many different types. Different stone sizes give different surface textures. Type I is fine and is for parking lots and runways. Type II is coarser and general purpose it is used for all applications including arterial roads, residential areas and highways. Type III is the coarsest and is used on freeways and high speed roads and industrial estates.
Different types of aggregate will give lighter or darker results. The famous Table Mountain black rock will give your surfacing that new look all through its life.
|How is Slurry made?|
|Slurry is mixed in a traveling paver truck. The exact proportions, determined in a laboratory mix design, are mixed in a pugmill controlled by the advanced electronics and hydraulics of the VSS Macropaver, the machine we design and build ourselves.
It is laid through a specially designed spreader box. It is fast and efficient as well as cost effective. This makes a smooth but textured surface.
|What does it do?|
|Slurry Seal protects and preserves, extending pavement life. This results in a pavement that is better to drive on, look at and will cost less in the long run.|
|What does it cost?|
|Generally slurry seal is 30-50% of the cost of other treatments. A VSS estimator will be pleased to measure your job and give you an exact price.|
Last Updated (Wednesday, 03 February 2010 17:16)