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The Gorman Group wil be chip sealing approximately 15 miles of town road in the 2022 road construction season. Here is an overview of what chip seal is and the process used to put it down on the road. After chip sealing is complete, the Gorman Group will be adding a fog seal to some of the roads. See what fog seal is below.

https://www.gormanroads.com/preservation

Chip Seal

What
  • Single Chip Seal: A thin preventive maintenance overlay consisting of a heavy spray application of asphalt emulsion followed by a single layer of clean, uniform sized crushed stone.
  • Double Chip Seal: Two layers of single chip seal applied one immediately after another.
When
  • When necessary to provide a skid resistant wearing course with a minimal change to pavement elevation.
  • For roadways showing early signs of deterioration with low severity cracking, raveling, or rutting.
  • To correct oxidation issues of existing pavements in good condition.
Why
  • Seals the pavement from intrusion of water and reduces oxidation and weathering of the surface.
  • Most cost-effective method to address raveling, correct bleeding and flushing problems, improve skid resistance, and generally extend the pavement life.
  • Double seals provide a strong solution for a distressed pavement in lieu of removing and replacing.

Fog Seal

What
  • An inexpensive, cost effective pavement preservation treatment where a light application of diluted emulsion is applied to pavement surfaces which slows caused by environmental factors such as sunlight and thermal variations.
When
  • For use on pavements that are oxidized and in need of rejuvenation.
  • Ideal for sealing a new chip seal, FiberMat┬«, CIPR, or cold mix paving project.
  • Recommended as a pretreatment for porous surfaces that need to be prepared for an overlay.
Why
  • Fog sealed surfaces will add aesthetics, alleviate raveling, and seal minor cracks.
  • Fog sealing promotes adhesion as a pretreatment on all pavements.
  • Slows the deterioration of pavement surfaces caused by environmental factors such as sunlight and thermal variations.