Micro Surfacing

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Micro surfacing is a surface treatment designed to extend the life of asphalt pavements in good condition by providing skid resistance, restricting moisture intrusion, protecting the structure from further oxidation and raveling, and restoring a uniform black appearance. It is the most economical choice when leveling is required. Micro surfacing boasts quick construction times and minimal disruption to the traveling public.


  1. Reduces life-cycle costs by up to 28% compared to traditional resurfacing methods.
  2. Reduces greenhouse gases by 44% or more, and energy use by 54% or more compared to traditional resurfacing methods.
  3. Reduces raw materials by 35% or more compared to traditional resurfacing methods.
  4. Return to traffic within 1 hour.
  5. Adds 6 - 8 years or more when applied for optimum preservation performance.
Issues Addressed
  • Loss of friction
  • Oxidation
  • Uneven surface profile
  • Raveling
  • Rutting
  • Lack of uniform color for restriping
Attributes
  • Increases skid resistance
  • Improves color contrast between pavement and striping
  • Restores surface characteristics
  • Protects the structure from moisture intrusion
  • Protects the structure from oxidation
  • Maintains drainage patterns and curb reveal
  • Restores road profile (within limitations)
  • Resistant to rutting and shoving
Common Combinations
  • Crack seal + micro surfacing
  • Rut filling with micro surfacing + surface course of micro surfacing
  • Leveling/scratch course of micro surfacing + surface course of micro surfacing
  • Cape Seal: (Chip seal + Micro surfacing)
  • Scrub Cape Seal (Scrub seal + Micro surfacing)