Why do seal coats when mill and overlays last longer?

There are a few reasons to consider Seal Coats instead of Mill and Overlays:

  • Seal Coats cost about a third of what a Mill and Overlay project does or about one-tenth of a Full Depth Reclamation.
  • Seal Coats are effective at preserving roads that have many cracks. Cracks typically will reappear on a Mill and Overlay pavement within a year or two and require additional crack sealing at that time.
  • Seal Coats are good for preventative maintenance. Mill and overlays and full depth reclamations are typically used reactively to counteract known issues.

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1. What is a seal coat?
2. Can I get in and out of my driveway while they are working?
3. Why does the city do seal coat projects?
4. How long do seal coats last before they need to be done again?
5. Why do seal coats when mill and overlays last longer?
6. Aren't seal coats messy, won't rocks get up in my yard or elsewhere on my property?
7. Will the loose rocks chip my windshield?
8. What types of streets are good candidates for seal coat projects?
9. How is parking affected by seal coat projects?