Slurry Seal & Microsurfacing
Slurry seal is a thick, cold mix paving surface treatment that provides a layer of protection to the asphalt. Think of it as industrial grade asphalt surfacing. It contains aggregates, asphalt emulsion, fines, polymers, and water for workability. This mixture is applied to the surface of the asphalt via a spreader box to create a level and even plane. Slurry seal is best used on roads or streets with heavier traffic, where it’s enhanced durability will have the greatest effect. It typically takes between 8-10 hours to fully cure, depending upon the mix and the application. This allows for a quick return to traffic and minimal inconvenience.
Microsurfacing is very similar to slurry seal but has some slight differences. Consisting of asphalt emulsion, aggregate, water, chemical additives, and polymers, microsurfacing is an asphalt pavement surface treatment. It can be used to correct uneven areas and provide a durable and strong surface to the asphalt. Unlike slurry seal, microsurfacing does not rely on evaporation to harden. The chemical additives allow the asphalt emulsion to settle on its own. This means microsurfacing hardens faster than slurry seal, so it can be used on surfaces which can’t be shut down while the surface hardens. It also does not require direct sunlight, so it can be applied on shady streets or other areas which do not get much sun.
Slurry seal and microsurfacing are excellent preservation methods for repairing minor cracks or moderately distressed asphalt. If you are not sure if your asphalt pavement needs to be resurfaced, contact Andersen Asphalt. We serve clients in the states of Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho.
Caden and his team did a great job for us. They delivered just what they said and on time. The parking lot looks wonderful. Very happy with their work and will use them in the future.
We felt that Andersen’s did everything they said they were going to do and their workmanship and communication was superior. They showed up when they said they would and finished on schedule and we are happy.
Want to praise you guys for a job well done! Our slurry that you put on 2 years ago has gone through 2 nasty construction projects and 2 very salty winters and still no breaking down. Thanks for putting your personal touch into the work you do and using quality products that don’t just paint the asphalt black for a season!!
Don’t look anywhere else! These are the guys you want doing the job for you! I couldn’t be happier with how my project turned out. They were always on time and professional. The quality of work is outstanding. They are truly perfectionist which is hard to come by these days! I’d recommend Andersen Asphalt to anyone!
They recently crack sealed and seal coated our HOA parking lot and it looks great. They were fast and worked great with our tight schedule to get in and out quickly and still do a high quality job.
“Caden and his team did a great job for us. They delivered just what they said and on time. The parking lot looks wonderful. Very happy with their work and will use them in the future.”
“They did an amazing job! They slurred my Lake house and I love how it looks! I highly recommend doing business with Andersen Asphalt!”
“Easy to get a bid. Easy to schedule. They worked with the timing I needed and were in and out even faster than they said. Plus I am very happy with the job they did. I will use them again.”