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When to Chip Seal: Sooner Rather Than Later

When deciding on when to chip seal your roads, consider chip sealing within the first 5 years and even within the 1st year of that asphalt pavement’s life.

A 15 year asphalt pavement study performed in Minnesota, overseen by MnDOT, has provided results that favor chip sealing very early on in the life cycle of the pavement.  By doing so, you protect your valuable asset from the early effects of oxidation.  Oxidation causes your pavement to become brittle and is a leading contributor to stress cracks. By protecting your road from the sun and elements early on, you delay the oxidation process, thus delaying a large amount of cracking.

Utilizing chip sealing sooner rather than later could save you big bucks in the long run.


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