Cracks in asphalt can allow water to seep into the paved surface, exacerbating the effects of aging and causing a great deal of damage. If the cracks are not filled and sealed properly, you may be looking at an expensive pavement overlay instead of cost-effective chip sealing. Fortunately, Cactus Asphalt offers professional chip sealing services that can repair the cracks in your road or parking lot and provide a much smoother ride for everyone. We specialize in everything from pavement cracks to double chip sealing, and our attention to detail is beyond compare. With almost 40 years of experience in the asphalt industry, you can count on our reliable, hard-working team for the best possible results.

Cactus Asphalt Chip Sealing

If you’re a commercial business looking to seal your pavement before it requires major work call Cactus Asphalt today!

What is chip sealing?

Chip Sealing is the process of applying liquid asphalt followed by crushed aggregate. Then, pneumatic rollers embed the aggregate into the fresh liquid asphalt. At Cactus Asphalt, our chip seal process will offer excellent results whether you have a maintenance project or new construction. That’s because Cactus Asphalt uses advanced asphalt formulas containing rubber and polymers for long-lasting results.

BENEFITS OF CHIP SEALING:

  • Repairs worn thin, worn away, and crumbling pavement
  • Great for sealing pavement cracks
  • Resurfaces large dirt areas
  • Improves surface texture and provides excellent skid resistance
  • Extremely durable
  • Seals small cracks and imperfections in existing surfaces
  • Quick method of resurfacing with minimal traffic disruption
  • Gives new life to weathered or aging pavement
  • Fraction of the cost of paving

 

Types of Chip Sealing

Single-Chip Sealing

Single Chip Sealing

Re-surfaces protect and prolong the life of an existing surface with a soft, flexible polymer sealant. This thick asphalt membrane is waterproof, bonding the new aggregate to the surface and providing a skid-resistant surface that is particularly effective on wet pavement.

Double Chip Sealing

 Double application of truck that controls dust

A double application that controls dust, stabilizes the surface, and creates a durable “pavement type” road or parking area. This two-layer application is applied one immediately after the other and can utilize either 1/4 inch or #8 aggregate, depending on your finished surface preference. Double chip sealing is perfect for roads with severe pavement cracks, open texture roads,  or porous surfaces.

Types of Liquid Asphalt

Hot asphalt that protects pavement from reflective cracking
Hot Asphalt
We call it AC15-5TR. If you don’t recognize the name, you might recognize one of the ingredients: tire rubber. Combined with polymers, this asphalt protects the pavement from reflective cracking. Also, it has the ability to expand and contract — again, providing great protection from cracks.

Emulsions is less expensive way to cover a large area
Emulsions
Paving a lot of dirt? Emulsions are a less expensive way to cover a large area. Cactus Asphalt has emulsions with or without polymers to provide the finish you need.

 

Chip sealing specialists

If you live in Arizona, you may be more familiar with our work than you know: Cactus Asphalt has chip sealed more miles of Arizona roads than any other company. We offer a range of services that are specially formulated to meet different requirements, so give us a call at 623-344-7671 to get started on your project!

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Chip Sealing FAQ

If you’re in need of chip sealing services in the Phoenix area, you likely have questions for our team of experts at Cactus Asphalt. We’re happy to address your questions about our chip seal services, such as chip seal paving, how to seal a chip bag, what is chip seal, chip seal vs. asphalt, and more. We’ve prepared the answers to the questions we often receive about chip sealing, and we welcome any additional questions you might have for us.

What is a chip seal?

Chip sealing is a procedure to help maintain and protect the wearing surface of your existing pavement. Chip sealing involves applying a thin layer of liquid asphalt and gravel chips. This is a cost-effective way to extend the lifespan of your pavement and reduce the need for expensive overlays or reconstruction projects.

How does a chip seal take place?

Whether you want to chip seal a driveway or just want to know more about the chip and seal process, you’ve come to the right place. The chip seal process starts with the roadway being crack sealed and swept. Next, a tanker truck applies emulsified asphalt. After that, a dump truck will use a chip spreader to spread chips uniformly across the sprayed surface. The chips are worked tightly into the asphalt by rubber tire rollers, and all loose chips are then swept away and collected into a chip bag sealer. A fog seal will later be applied to the top of the chip surface, and any pavement markings will be restored.

Will the street have to be closed?

You may need to temporarily close the road or some lanes if you need to chip seal a road. The safety of the public and our workers is paramount during this process. Every situation is unique, and we will work with you to make the proper preparations.

How are chip seals different from asphalt overlays?

The main difference between chip sealing and asphalt overlays is the construction method. With the chip sealing process, a thin film of heated asphalt liquid will be sprayed on the surface of the road, and then chips will be applied. Every paving project is different, and our team will recommend whether you would benefit the most from a chip seal or an asphalt overlay.

What issues affect a quality chip seal application?

Roadways are rarely closed completely for chip sealing, but the process requires a smooth flow of traffic. Drivers should go slowly and not brake quickly or turn sharply so your chip seal application can set and cure properly. The speed limit should be set to 25 mph, so chip rocks are not dislodged. Please be patient with the process and get in touch with us if you have any questions.


For professional pavement crack repairs, contact our experts at (623) 344-7695 today! Or email: info@cactusasphalt.com