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.
Reduces life-cycle costs by 25 - 45% compared to traditional resurfacing methods.
Reduces greenhouse gases by 44% or more, and energy use by 54% or more compared to traditional resurfacing methods.
Reduces raw materials by 35% or more compared to traditional resurfacing methods.
Return to traffic within 1 hour.
Adds 6 - 8 years or more when applied for optimum preservation performance.
Loss of friction
Uneven surface profile
Lack of uniform color for restriping
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
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