The inspector plays a vital role on every construction project ensuring that the completed operations comply with the owner’s plans and specifications. Recognizing that many agencies were inexperienced in doing slurry seal projects, and hesitant to add the treatment to their pavement management systems because of their lack of familiarity, the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) worked with the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) to develop a comprehensive Inspector’s Manual for slurry systems including slurry seal. A copy of the Inspector’s Manual can be obtained at www.slurry.org.
With slurry seal, like most paving projects, the primary goal is to produce a strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing wearing surface for the traveling public. Some of the most important things inspectors can do to help achieve this goal are as follows:
Temperature, humidity and wind conditions all affect slurry seal break and cure times, and an experienced contractor will take these variables into consideration when formulating the emulsion and utilizing field additives during the course of construction.