What is Microsurfacing?
Microsurfacing is a polymer-modified cold-mix paving system that can remedy a broad range of problems on today's streets and highways. Microsurfacing begins as a mixture of dense-graded aggregate, asphalt emulsion, water, and mineral fillers. Introduced in the United States in 1980, Microsurfacing is recognized as the most cost-effective way to treat surface wheel-rutting problems on major streets and highways.
Why use Microsurfacing?
- Because of the added polymers used in Microsurfacing, cure times are almost eliminated and the stone matrix is able to be "stacked" allowing for an economical repair to rutting found mainly on highways and high traffic streets.
- Microsurfacing creates a new, stable surface that is resistant to rutting and shoving in summer and to cracking in winter.
- Used as a scratch (leveling) course, to be followed by a surface course, Microsurfacing can provide transverse surface leveling.