Fog Sealing, sometimes called “fogging,” is a cost-effective treatment that can help postpone expensive asphalt overlays or replacements. While it is not a permanent solution, fog sealing can give your asphalt another 1-3 years of life.
Fogging is an application of a specially formulated asphalt emulsion, or oils, to an existing blacktop surface. This unique asphalt emulsion is heated up by a computerized distributor truck and then sprayed or misted onto the intended surface. This method is used to restore flexibility to a pre-existing asphalt surface.
Fog seal should be applied when the air temperature is above 10°C (50°F) and the pavement temperature is at least 15°C (59°F). Do not apply fog seal if there is a possibility of rain, and don’t apply it during rain. Fog seal is not recommended if the air temperature is below 10°C (50°F).
Fog seal is a cost-effective way to protect your roads from deteriorating and crack formations from moisture. It can help protect your asphalt from humidity and delay and catch cracking before it becomes a significant problem. While it is not a permanent solution and may require other treatments, fog sealing can help keep your pavement in good shape for an extra few years. If you would like to see if fog sealing is suitable for your business, click the link below to get more information about applying fog seal to your business.