Slurry Seal Services
Slurry Seal is an asphalt slurry mixture of fine aggregate, emulsified asphalt, and water. This is carefully prepared to form a mortar-like compound. Slurry seal fills all voids, cracks, and eroded areas. Most importantly, it furnishes a consistent 3/16” wearing course over an asphalt surface. This heavy coat provides and extremely durable, non-skid surface. It has earned a reputation as a low-cost, high quality, long wearing application, but the Caltrans 37-3 specification is important. Some companies try to apply lower quality slurry seal by combing cheap sealcoats with sand and declaring that inferior product a ‘Slurry.’ – Don’t’ fall for it. Put your trust in an experienced contractor like American Asphalt with nearly 40 years slurry seal experience!
The area begins by thoroughly cleaning the surface using power sweepers or blowers to remove dirt, debris, and loose particles. Oil spots are removed by torching or scraping. If the asphalt has lot of cracks, we may recommend sealing them with a crack fill, to further protect your asphalt from water and sun.
Slurry Seal is applied by specialized trucks mounted with continuous mixing machines The trucks are large and not easily maneuvered sp private vehicles should be kept well clear of work site. Drying time for slurry seal is estimated for 3-6 hours or longer depending on whether conditions. People and vehicles need to stay off the material until the barricades have been removed.
Considerations about Slurry Seal
To ensure optimal curing conditions, please make sure cars stay off the slurry seal until the barricades have been removed. This material is sticky and can be tracked into buildings; so please make sure everyone affected obeys all signs and traffic controls.
Slurry Seal has a reputation as a coarse aggregate sealer used mostly on main roadways. Because it is rougher and thicker than sealcoat, it tends to show more cosmetic imperfections such tire-tearing marks, scuffing, raveling of loose surface rock. The product is more vulnerable on very hot days while it is curing out. This is completely normal and will go away over time – usually within a few months or once the weather starts to cool down.
What They’re Saying
Steve Murphy…he always returned my phone calls, never missed a scheduled meeting, and stayed on top of the job the entire time. I appreciate the high standards of client service he has provided. I would be pleased to recommend your firm to anyone who appreciates excellent customer service.
We are very pleased with the road work American Asphalt performed. Very impressed with your work crews and management. Everything was very well organized and executed, Jeff was very knowledgeable, and kind, making sure there were no loose ends. Your crew was like a symphony with everything laid out and executed precisely.
American Asphalt completed the project on-time, under budget and with a degree of quality that even impressed the Town of Los Altos Hills officials. Steve Barrett’s expertise, responsiveness, and patience…were key success factors. Today, with both roads nicely paved, we enjoy a transformed neighborhood that we are proud of. We can highly recommend Steve and American Asphalt.
This was the 2nd phase of a multi year project to remove and replace streets in our park. Last year, their performance was outstanding. Your employees, especially Chris, Omar, and Humberto, worked closely with our street committee to resolve some long-standing drainage problems. Your entire team was very professional, and the work was done efficiently and with minimum disruption to our residents. We look forward to their return next year.
I have to say your crew is pretty darn good. I would recommend American Aspahlt for any of my future work. Great Work!
“Alex was fantastic to work with, from the bid walk through to the completion of the job, he was professional, knowledgeable, kept us informed at all times and he was very courteous always.
This extends as well to Tony, his crew and the concrete lead and crew. They all represent American Asphalt excellently.”
I always enjoy working with Steve and American Asphalt. There are always a few minor hiccups along the way with any large project, but American Asphalt has always given 110% to make things right when we needed further assistance.
If you are looking for a great resource for your paving project, you cannot do better than Stu and the team over at American Asphalt.