Discover the Solid Benefits of Fog Sealing

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorSurfacing

Don’t let your investment get oxidized and crumble away. Repair the potholes, fill the cracks, fog seal the surface and restripe with a nice, vibrant paint.

A fog seal is a light application of emulsion sprayed on an existing asphalt surface. Plasti-Pave Rejuvenator is an acrylic reinforced asphalt emulsion. It is used to penetrate the old asphalt surfaces that have become dry and to seal very small cracks and surface voids. It also coats aggregate particles at the surface.

This product has been used in the private sector on Oahu and the Big Island. It has also been applied as a demonstration by the City and County of Honolulu and for the Honolulu International Airport. This product has been designed for Hawaii asphalts. When projects cannot afford repaving, slurry or sealcoating, fog sealing with PlastiPave is a budget-friendly option. It will allow the surface to receive a maintenance coat for less money.

The heart of an effective pavement maintenance program includes periodic coating with an asphalt-based emulsion pavement sealer. Asphalt-based emulsions are not toxic like coal tar, and they are water-based, which results in an easier clean up. Left untreated, asphalt pavement will deteriorate rapidly. It is made up of asphalt binder and rock. Almost immediately after paving, the asphalt binder combines with oxygen and becomes brittle or oxidized; this leads to cracking and weathering soon after installation. Moisture penetrates the asphalt causing further damage and deterioration to the pavement.

A fog seal protects against oxidation. An unsealed pavement allows water to penetrate into and through the pavement structure leading to base erosion, and ultimately pavement failure. Fog seals provide a protective barrier to stop water penetration. Also, if left unsealed, oil and gasoline will soften and deteriorate the exposed asphalt binder. Fog seals provide a protective barrier that resists attack from oil and gasoline. Once the fog seal begins to wear off from the aggregate and the rock is exposed, it’s time to apply another coat.

Walker-Moody Construction has the latest technology and training. You can call 839-2781 to talk to one of its trained professionals. They will come out and review your property, measure the asphalt for accuracy, provide recommendations in a formal proposal and will deliver on-time and on-budget projects. If you are part of an association or board, they will also talk with directors or attend board meetings to answer questions. Whether you want a quick fix or a long-term solution, give them a call because they fix it all. Asphalt maintenance work for Walker-Moody Construction is now approaching 10 million square feet.

Again, call Walker-Moody Construction to receive your free estimate at 839-2781.

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