Resealing roads is an annual activity, usually done in the summer when warmer weather helps new seal to set more quickly.
The seal on a road is like paint on your house - it keeps water out of the structure underneath. Like paint, the seal breaks down over time and starts to let water in.
The ideal time to reseal is just before any damage occurs.
What is the process for resealing roads?
- Minor repairs are carried out prior to resealing
- Hot bitumen is sprayed and stone sealing chips are spread and rolled in
- Excess sealing chips are swept away and new road marking is painted
- Additional sweeping may follow in the next six months
For your own safety, the safety of the workmen and to protect the new seal, please observe the speed limit.
Even when there is no activity at the site if there are warning signs please follow them. The signs will not be removed until surplus chip has been removed and the new road markings have been painted.
Work is completed as safely as possible and you can help by:
- Standing well back from the work and following any directions
- Warning your children of the dangers and making sure they take care
- Keeping pets away from the area while the work is in progress
Damaging new seal
The new seal can easily be damaged many weeks after the work has been completed. Follow these guidelines to avoid causing damage:
- Heavy vehicles should not turn sharply
- Do not accelerate strongly
Avoiding damage to your carpet and other indoor surfaces
Avoid walking on recently sealed surfaces. If you can’t avoid it, make sure you check your shoes or take them off before you go inside. You may also want to check them before you get into your car.Want to find out more?
For more information about our resealing programme call the Roading Team on +64 3 689 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.