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A Better way to Chip Seal Pavements

Asphalt emulsion chip seals have been used as surface treatments for roads for many years. Over the past 25 years many state and local agencies have realized the benefit of adding polymers to their asphalt emulsions when constructing chip seals. Now, many agencies routinely specify polymer modified asphalt emulsions for chip seals, slurry seals and other surface treatments.

Polymer modified asphalt emulsions can be produced at the emulsion manufacturer's facility or field blended in the contractor's pressure distributor by adding Rub-R-Road SBR latex compounds to standard unmodified asphalt emulsions. Rub-R-Road latex compounds are dispersions of microscopic polymer particles suspended in water which mix rapidly with asphalt emulsions with mild agitation.

Polymer modified asphalt emulsions made with Rub-R-Road latex compounds have superior low temperature ductility properties which are critical for winter performance. Properly constructed surface treatments installed with polymer modified asphalt emulsions using Rub-R-Road SBR latex compounds resist aggregate loss caused by moisture and low winter temperatures and bleeding caused by high summer temperatures. Adding Rub-R-Road SBR latex compounds to asphalt emulsions typically adds years of superior performance to surface treatments.


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