Cape Seal

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Cost Benefits

Chip seal cost benefits

  • 45%-50% reduction in life-cycle costs when compared to traditional mill and fill treatment

Micro surfacing cost benefits

  • 75% faster construction than traditional mill & resurface treatment, which reduces delays, inconvenience to travelling public, and labor costs.
  • 25%-30% reduction in life-cycle cost compared to traditional mill & fill treatment.

Factors that may Impact Cost

  • Number of Contractors
  • Construction Season
  • Timing of Bid Letting
  • Availability of materials
  • Size of project
  • Pay item setup (lump sum, ton/gallon, or square yard)

Decrease Cost Without Affecting Quality

  • Early letting closing (ideally Oct-Dec for the next year’s work)
  • Clear, constructible specs, fully understood by inspection staff
  • Education or refresher sessions on best practices during off-season
  • Consistent annual chip sealing/slurry surfacing program