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PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE

The Key To Pavement Preservation.

Your parking lot or driveway has much in common with your house, your car, your yard and your electronic devices. The longer you postpone maintenance, the greater the damage and the more expensive the repair. Although most people paint their houses regularly, change their car's oil on time, mow their yards and do upgrades on their electronic gadgets, keeping up with the driveway and parking lot can be daunting.

For preventative maintenance the seal coates are the products used. Corrective maintenance products would be the crack repair products excluding the hydropatch along with the seal coates and emergency repair would be the hydropatch with the seal coates.

Yet pavement maintenance is the key to pavement preservation. It is a planned maintenance strategy aimed at prolonging the life-cycle of the pavement. It is to retard future deterioration and maintain and possibly improve the functional condition of the pavement.

There are three types of maintenance, preventive, corrective and emergency. Understanding which product to use when will assist you in repairing and preserving your pavement appropriately.

It is with this thought that we offer products, tools for application and guidance to assist in maintaining the integrity of your pavement allowing you to maximize your investment by extending the life cycle of your paved areas. The "guidance" is found under the Do-It-Yourself portion of our web page. We also have the video posted on YouTube and available for viewing at our office. The following is meant as a guideline in understanding the products we carry and when they could be used.

> CRACK FILLER/POTHOLE REPAIR

CRACK FILLING APPLICATORS

"V" STYLE, CRACK SQUEEGEE- These squeegees are a Reversible, Push/Pull style with a 7" throat. They allow you to push the crack filler product deep into the crack while scraping off the excess on the surface. The push/pull method makes it an easy tool to apply the crack filler.

Size of Squeegee: We provide 1 size: 7" throat

Description: 1/4" x 2" x 12" gum rubber blade - 4' ferruled wood handle

COLD POUR CRACK FILLER #315

A pourable, rubberized, asphalt emulsion modified with extenders to give maximum elongation and resiliency in ready to-use product. Designed for filling cracks in asphalt or concrete from 1/4" to 1" wide.

  • Weather Limitations:
    For best results, apply on dry surface when temperature is not expected to drop below 50 F for the next 24 hours. Extraneous amounts of water will destroy this crack filler if it has not cured for at least 8 hours.
  • Surface Preparation:
    Surface must be dry. Blow or sweep-out cracks, removing all vegetation, dust and other debris.
  • Coverage:
    120 linear feet 1/4" wide by 1/4" deep per gallon. Coverage will vary with size and depth of cracks.
  • Method of Application:
    Stir before using. Use as is. May be applied with pour pots or suitable crack sealing applicator. Fill cracks completely. Before material sets-up, remove excess from surface using rubber squeegees. A second application may be necessary in deep cracks or joints.
  • Drying Time:
    Tack free- 1 hour- Lightly sand in immediate traffic areas. Dry in 4-24 hours, depending on weather conditions and thickness of material (except in cases of extreme humidity)
  • Clean Up:
    Wash tools in water. Use paint thinner if hardened.

 DURAFLEX BLOCKS/HOT CRACK FILLER

A mixture of paving asphalt and ground rubber or ground rubber and polymer. It is a single pack, water based, high build membrane coating for the sealing long-term protection of exterior surfaces. The coating combines a high degree of flexibility with considerable cohesive strength and water resistance.

  • Surface Preparation:
    Surface must be dry and free from all loose materials, dirt, and dust. Any weeds or plant matter should be removed and the area sprayed with herbicide. Routing is optional.
  • Coverage:
    Comes in 35 lb boxes (1 block per box) Approximate coverage of 300 linear feet depending on depth and width of cracks.
  • Method of Application:
    Can be melted and applied to cracks and joints at temperatures below 400 F. When heated, it will readily penetrate cracks 1/4" wide or larger. Cracks can be filled flush or may be over filled and squeegeed. The blocks can be applied using a pressure feed wand system or with a pour pot.
  • Clean Up:
    Asphalt can be cleaned with mineral spirits. Otherwise it can be cleaned with waterless hand cleaner and water.

HYDROPATCH/POTHOLE REPAIR

Specifically engineered to remain somewhat pliable following application. This allows the product to eliminate small voids and crevices through continual compaction. Works in all weather conditions: wet, cold or hot.

Approved, used and tested by utilities and states nationwide.

  • Surface Preparation:
    Clean out the pothole or area to be repaired. Remove all loose debris and clean and square the edges if possible. Large potholes, or utility cuts, should be filled in no more than 5 cm (2") lifts.

Methods of Compaction:

  1. Throw and Go
    Let the traffic compact the repair. This is the least expensive installation method. However, high-speed traffic may cause excessive raveling and may pull the product out of the repair area. Stop and Go traffic and the severe turning of wheels may also hamper compaction and result in an unsatisfactory repair.
  2. Hand Tamp
    This is a quick and easy method with very low equipment cost. The effectiveness of the repair is dependent on the strength and motivation of the tamp person.
  3. Plate Compactor/Jumping Jack
    This is also a quick and easy repair method with somewhat high equipment costs than Hand Tamp compaction. However, with mechanical compaction and minimal operator effort, a better repair is assured.
  4. Truck Tire
    In the absence of either a hand or mechanical tamper, a tire of the repair crew's truck may be driven slowly and carefully over the repair a few times to achieve a satisfactory repair. This method is particularly effective for small potholes and rebuilding the edges of paved shoulders. A truck tire repair is cost effective as no additional equipment or manpower is required.
  5. Ride on or Walk Behind Compactor
    This method is the most expensive from an equipment perspective but produces the most effective repair. A ride on or walk behind compactor is highly recommended for large road repairs, utility cuts and water main break repairs.

> SEAL COATES

FOG SEAL/ SS1H EMULSION

Fog seals are a method of adding asphalt to an existing pavement surface to improve sealing or waterproofing, preventing further stone loss by holding aggregate in place, or simply improve the surface appearance. However, inappropriate use can result in slick pavements and tracking of excess material.

  • Site Conditions:
    To be effective, fog seals need to break quickly (revert to solid asphalt) and cure completely (lose water to form a cohesive film). Fog seals should not to be applied when the atmospheric temperature is below 50F, and pavement temperature below 59F. If unexpected rain occurs, prior to the emulsion breaking, the emulsion may wash out of the pores of the pavement and break on the surface of the pavement creating a slippery surface.
  • Surface Preparation:
    Immediately before applying a fog seal, the pavement surface must be cleaned with a road sweeper, power broom, or flushed with a water pump-unit to remove dust, dirt, and debris. The pavement surface must be clean and dry before applying the fog seal. If flushing is required, it should be completed 24 hours prior to the application of the fog seal to allow for adequate drying.
  • Application Rates and Spraying:
    Properly calibrated distributor trucks shall be used to apply the emulsion. Spray nozzles with 4 to 5 mm (1/8" to 3/16") openings are recommended. Ideally, one-half of the application should be sprayed in each direction to prevent build up on one side of stones only (this is particularly important in the case of chip seals) and rough surfaces. Build up on one side can result in a slippery surface and inadequate binder to fully enrich the surface or hold the stone.
  • Traffic Control:
    Traffic control is required to protect the integrity of the application. The cure time for the fog seal material will vary depending on the pavement surface conditions and the weather conditions at the time of application. It is suggested that traffic be kept off the fog seal material for at least two hours and acceptable skid test values are achieved.

 DURASEAL

 DuraSeal is a specially formulated, clay-stabilized asphalt emulsion which is blended with reinforcing minerals and results in a tough, durable, skid resistant pavement sealer. Upon curing, this sealer forms a protective barrier against destructive elements and increases the useful life of the asphalt pavement. This water-based sealer does not contain any flammable or toxic solvents, and complies with all regulations for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), and Volatile Organic Substances (VOS) for this category of coating.

  • Usage:
    For use in sealing parking lots, driveways, residential streets, and other slow traffic asphalted surfaces.
  • Site Conditions:
    Recommended ambient temperature range for application is 50F and rising. Application should be postponed if wet or freezing weather is expected 24 hours following application.
  • Coverage:
    Application rate per 1,000 square feet depends on the surface.
  • Smooth Surface- 20 gallons/ Medium Surface- 30 gallons/ Rough Surface- 40 gallons/ Very Rough Surface- 45 gallons.
  • Surface Preparation:
    Remove and replace all damaged asphalt paving, including areas completely saturated by oil and grease. It is recommended to clean and fill surface cracks 1/4" or wider to achieve a smoother surface. Scrub oily and greasy areas with strong detergent, and then flush with water. The surface to be coated may be damp, but must be free of standing water prior to application. Allow sufficient time for freshly patched asphalt concrete or newly laid asphalt to cure.
  • Application:
    Apply  DuraSeal in continuous parallel lines, by pouring directly from the container, a wheeled container or a mechanized spreader. Spread immediately by hand, power squeegee, or broom. Pull  DuraSeal on an angle toward the operator, overlapping uniformly and evenly to eliminate gaps and ridges. The finished surface should be smooth and level. For excessively rough areas, add three pounds of 30 or 60 mesh sand to each gallon of sealer. Water may be added to product for a more liquid, spreadable consistency (not to exceed 20% volume).
  • Cleanup:
    Wash tools in water. Use paint thinner if material has dried.

> ADDITIVES

 DURATUFF

 DuraTuff is 100% Acrylic Polymer chemically engineered to modify  DuraSeal pavement sealer to achieve outstanding toughness, faster curing time, and superior UV protection.  DuraTuff also enhances the jet black color of  DuraSeal.

  • Coverage:
    Use at a rate of up to 3 gallons (undiluted) for every 100 gallons of  DuraSeal. The amount will vary depending upon the type of end use or specifications.
  • Application:
    Mix well before using. Always pour  DuraTuff first into agitated machine, then add proper amount of water. When agitating, add  DuraTuff slowly and mix to a uniform consistency. Then add additional sand if required and mix thoroughly before application.
  • Precautions:
    Do not store in direct sunlight or where temperatures exceed 100F.
  • Cleanup:
    Wash tools in water. Use a suitable paint thinner if material has dried.

CEMEX SAND

This 30 mesh sand is a Natural Sand that has been washed, graded, kiln dried, and is ARB certified.

  • Product name and synonyms:
    Sand, Gravel, Construction Aggregate, A-B Rock
  • Chemical Family:
    Limestone
  • Package Type:
    50 lb. Bag
  • Color Family:
    Yellows/ Golds

> TOOLS

SEALCOATING APPLICATORS

PARKING LOT/ DRIVEWAY SQUEEGEES

These squeegees are a well-built medium neoprene blade, with a hardwood handle. They are an alternative choice to conventional sealcoating application, better surface coating, and keeps the product from traveling. These squeegees provide a mark free finish to sealed surfaces.

  • Sizes of Squeegees:
    We provide 3 sizes: 24"- 36"- 48"
  • Description:
    3" x 1/4' blades with holes- 6 ft. x 1-1/8" hardwood handle.

BRUSHCOATERS

These brushes are Polypropylene fibers with a hardwood block base. They spread a large volume of sealer evenly over the surface leaving a smooth and thick protective layer. The bristles of the brush push the sealer deep into the pours and fill in all the little nooks and crannies.

  • Sizes of Squeegees:
    We provide 2 sizes: 24" & 36"
  • Description:
    2" long polypropylene fibers - 2" x 1" hardwood block base - 6' x 15/16" hardwood, threaded handle.

> RENTALS

We have trailer rentals for our  Duraflex, SS1-H,  DuraSeal and Dustoff products.

  •  Duraflex trailer rents for $65.00 per day.
  • SS1-H trailer rents for $75.00 per day.
  •  DuraSeal trailer rents for $85.00 per day.
  • Dustoff trailer rents for $135.00 per day.

The  Duraflex trailer is too small to tow behind a vehicle. It must be transported in a truck bed. It does have wheels for applying the product and holds 1 block at a time.

  • We have 2 SS1-H trailers. Both require pins to tow. One has an 80 gallon capacity and the other has a 200 gallon capacity.
  • We have 2  DuraSeal trailers. Both require a 2" ball for towing and both have a 225 gallon capacity.
  • We have 1 Dustoff trailer. It requires a 2 5/16th" ball for towing and has a 1,000 gallon capacity.

A completed and signed contract, a copy of your driver's license and a copy of the current insurance certificate for the vehicle towing the trailer are needed to rent a trailer. We require all rentals to be cleared of any product that may be left over and rinsed out before returning. If upon inspection of trailer we find to be otherwise, an additional cleaning fee of $85 will be assessed.