Why does the city do seal coat projects?

Seal Coat projects are one component of the city's comprehensive pavement management program. Pavement surfaces tend to wear out much faster than the other components of a street (such as curbs, sidewalks, and utilities) due to the impacts of heavy vehicles. Seal Coat projects are generally reserved for when a pavement surface is in relatively good condition and is intended to keep the pavement in good condition. If a pavement surface has a number of cracks but is otherwise in good condition, a Seal Coat is likely still a good maintenance activity to prolong the life of the street.

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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?