What is road surface dressing?

Road surface dressing is a treatment applied to roads that stops deterioration before it becomes a public safety issue. A type of preventative road maintenance and highway preservation, surface dressing is one of the most cost-effective preservation methods available. 

This method of road maintenance has the potential to subvert the need for more extensive and expensive rebuilding works, allowing for a more efficient budget. This means money that would be spent on road preservation can now be spent on other things. 

What is surface dressing?

Surface dressings can be applied to roads in order to preserve and seal the surface in one application. This work can be done by hand; however, it is not uncommon for larger applications to be done via spray tanker. 

Surface dressing also has many other benefits. For example, it offers the road permanent waterproofing. At the  same time, this type of highway preservation protects the road against frost and water damage, which reduces the occurrence of potholes and keeps the road in an overall good condition. It also has the potential to make roads safer by providing improved resistance to skidding.

LockChip Sealed Surface Dressing System

LockChip, an innovative sealed surface dressing from BituChem, achieves all the above while leaving the appearance of the surface a uniform black which is comparable to a new asphalt surface. LockChip is a quick, efficient solution for preserving roads as it cures in just 20 minutes. This makes it ideal for application on busy road networks with high levels of traffic.

Road surface dressing with BituChem

At BituChem, we manufacture and supply surface dressing, treatments and micro asphalts to the road surfacing industry. 

From our base in Gloucestershire, we are able to serve almost all corners of the United Kingdom and, with over 25 years of experience in road repairs and highway preservation, we are able to provide expert advice on any sized project.

To learn more about road surface dressing from BituChem, please contact us. Our team would be happy to discuss your project and recommend the most suitable course of action.