Chapter 8: Seal Coat/Surface Treatment Application Process

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Section 1: Overview

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In this chapter, we will describe the sequence of events during a full-width seal coat, strip/spot seal coat, or surface treatment application. It will include the following:

In order for the seal coat or surface treatment to be applied as planned, it usually requires three inspectors. The application of the seal coat is a fast-paced process, and requires alert inspectors to ensure that it is done properly. The inspectors must work together as a tightly knit team, because it is difficult to monitor every detail. If one inspector misses a detail, one of the others must pick it up. Communication and coordination must be excellent.

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