The Benefits of Chip Seal
Lightweight aggregate produced by Arcosa Lightweight is the perfect product for any chip seal project.
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Used extensively by DOT contractors in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and beyond, they find Arcosa Lightweight aggregate is the perfect solution to maintain roads for a lower cost.
By extending the time between asphalt overlays, applying a chip seal aggregate from Arcosa Lightweight results in lower costs over the long term.
An Arcosa Lightweight aggregate chip seal is about one fourth to one fifth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay and extends the life of asphalt pavement by 5 to 7 years.
Arcosa Lightweight controls the entire process and guarantees strict quality control through every step of the process.
Arcosa owns and operates shale or clay mines spread across the US. Each location has abundant reserves to meet demand for many decades to come.”
After mining, the raw material is transported to a crusher ensuring the correct size is achieved prior to superheating in the kiln.
The superheating process expands the dense raw material into a hard, cured, lightweight aggregate screened and sized, perfect for chip seal applications.
When bonded to asphalt, structural lightweight aggregate chip seal creates a significantly improved asphalt surface treatment that is more economical and has longer lasting friction than conventional aggregates.
Wet or dry, road surfaces using Arcosa Lightweight aggregate provide superior skid resistance that is maintained throughout the surface life.
And lightweight aggregate does not polish as it wears.
Because it is light in weight there are trucking and handling cost advantages to the contractor.
Also, windshield damage and damage to headlights, and paint caused by “flying” stones is virtually eliminated with Arcosa Lightweight aggregate, thus avoiding costly insurance claims and motorist complaints.
Other benefits by using Arcosa Lightweight aggregate include extended life of existing asphalt pavement and safety.
No other chip seal aggregate option offers the same comprehensive list of features and benefits like aggregate from Arcosa Lightweight.
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