THE ROAD SURFACE TREATMENT PROCESS
This course is not a standalone finished surface, as the various thicknesses are not designed to withstand traffic volumes over time, harsh New England winters, or stormwater runoff.
RUBBER CHIP SEAL is a surface treatment takes place on neighborhood roads with lower speeds and reduced traffic volume. This process is an efficient way to provide neighborhoods with a more rideable surface. Surface defects are repaired before an area receives a thin leveler course. This Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) treatment improves the profile of the road and improves surface drainage. The HMA also provides some structural stability for the road; however, since it is a thin layer, it will not withstand traffic volume overtime or harsh winters. After structures are adjusted, a rubber chip seal treatment is applied. Any loose stone is swept on a regular schedule.