What is Slurry Seal?
A fresh slurry seal on a road, thanks to Etnyre's Slurry Seal equipment

Slurry Seal – Pavement Surface Treatment

Slurry seal is a cold mix paving system that can remedy a broad range of problems on streets, airfields, parking lots, and driveways. Think of Slurry Seal as an industrial-grade asphalt surfacing. The principal materials used to create slurry are aggregate, asphalt emulsion, and fillers which are mixed together according to a laboratory’s mix design formula. Water is also added for workability.

Slurry Seal Advantages

As the most versatile of any pavement surface treatment system, slurry seal is also a unique bituminous mixture that can be used to meet the demands of a variably textured surface filling cracks and voids, sealing the surface weather-tight, and providing color and texture delineation in a single pass. Some of the advantages of slurry sealing include:

  • Low Cost – Slurry seal is economical to install and highly cost-effective to use. Recycled material and minimal labor save contractors and clients when opting for slurry seal application.
  • Correcting & Preventing Problems – Existing distress in older pavements, surface cracking, raveling, loss of matrix, increased water and air permeability and lack of friction due to flushing or aggregate polishing can be corrected through a slurry application. Waterproofing is also achieved, preventing further deterioration. An all-weather, long-lasting surface is created that offers skid resistance and improved handling characteristics for drivers.
  • Aesthetic Value – With one simple application, existing pavement receives a new wearing surface of uniform black color or texture. Enhanced appearance means increased property value, marketing potential and buyer acceptance. Thoroughfares, shopping center parking lots, and other public or commercial pavements treated with slurry seal become more attractive and eye-appealing.