The Updated TxDOT Seal Coat and Surface Treatment Manual - Summary

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C.K. Estakhri, S.P. Senadheera

Publication Date:

November 2003


This report summarizes a manual which is a significantly updated version of the 1984 Texas Department of Transportation Manual: Seal Coat and Surface Treatment. The new manual incorporates: . input from seal coat experts; . new materials, equipment and methods; and . "best practice" ideas recommended by Texas Tech University in research project 0-1787, Seal Coat Construetability Review. The following topics are covered: . guidelines for treatment selection, materials selection; . plan preparation; . determining binder and aggregate application rates; . duties of inspectors or crew chiefs; . pre-seal coat activities; . equipment inspection; . seal coat application process; and . public perception and complaints. The updated manual is intended for use by inspectors, engineers, contractors, maintenance, and special jobs personnel.

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Seal Coat, Surface Treatment, Chip Seal, Preventive Maintenance, Asphalt, Inspection, Design, Construction

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