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Reliable, Efficient Asphalt Preservation

Reliable, Efficient Asphalt Preservation

Everything Residents Need to Know About Road Preservation Spraying

When your local government chooses to use Corrective Asphalt Materials, to preserve your roads, they are choosing a company that specializes in extending road life in a way that delays more costly and disruptive pavement repairs such as resurfacing. Because pavement preservation prevents weathering and surface deterioration, it saves local government’s money and contributes to lower taxes.

Information for Residents

What to Expect When We Spray Reclamite

Day 1
Day 2-3
Months 1-4
After 1 year
Day 1

What we doWhat to expectNotes

Reclamite is applied to roads that are in good condition or new.

Reclamite is a pink color product that is applied by spraying.

A fine, aggregate stand is applied to the surface within 20-30 minutes of spraying.

The freshly treated road looks wet.

The aggregate sand blots up excess product. It is not designed to adhere to the surface.

You can drive on the road after the sanding.

Aggregate makes the road safe to drive on while product cures.

Turn off sprinkler systems for 24 hours.

Keep pets off the wet surface, so they don’t get oil in their coats.

We use a fine, sand that won’t damage property or vehicles.

Any light residue that tracks onto your driveway will disappear within 1-2 weeks. It will not permanently stain concrete.

Please drive slowly through the sanded area.

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Reclamite sprayingReclamite spraying and conesReclamite sanding
Day 2-3

What we doWhat to expectNotes

Up to 90 percent of the sand will be swept up and removed.

Road will continue to have a wet look and uneven color.

The road may feel tacky for up to 5 days.

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Months 1-4

What we doWhat to expectNotes

The road surface has an uneven color, but it will fade to a smooth light gray within 4 months.

After 1 year

What we doWhat to expectNotes

Treated areas are smooth and have a consistent surface color.

Untreated areas show visible surface deterioration such as cracks, pitting and even crumbling.

Day 1
Day 2-3
Months 1-4
After 1 year
Day 1

What we do

Reclamite is applied to roads that are in good condition or new.

Reclamite is a pink color product that is applied by spraying.

A fine, aggregate stand is applied to the surface within 20-30 minutes of spraying.

What to expect

The freshly treated road looks wet.

The aggregate sand blots up excess product. It is not designed to adhere to the surface.

You can drive on the road after the sanding.

Aggregate makes the road safe to drive on while product cures.

Notes

Turn off sprinkler systems for 24 hours.

Keep pets off the wet surface, so they don’t get oil in their coats.

We use a fine, sand that won’t damage property or vehicles.

Any light residue that tracks onto your driveway will disappear within 1-2 weeks. It will not permanently stain concrete.

Please drive slowly through the sanded area.

Reclamite sprayingReclamite spraying and conesReclamite sanding
Day 2-3

What we do

Up to 90 percent of the sand will be swept up and removed.

What to expect

Road will continue to have a wet look and uneven color.

The road may feel tacky for up to 5 days.

Click photos to enlarge

Months 1-4

What to expect

The road surface has an uneven color, but it will fade to a smooth light gray within 4 months.

After 1 year

What to expect

Treated areas are smooth and have a consistent surface color.

Untreated areas show visible surface deterioration such as cracks, pitting and even crumbling.

What to Expect When We Spray CRF

Day 1
Day 3-14
Months 1-4
After 1 year
Day 1

What we doWhat to expectNotes

CRF is used for roads that are somewhat aged.

CRF is a black color emulsion that is applied by spraying.

After letting the treatment cure for 30 mins, we’ll apply a heavy coat of lime screenings (sand) to completely cover the surface.

The lime sand blots up excess product and helps the emulsion cure. It does not permanently stick to the surface. A small percentage of lime will stick to surface.

You can drive on the road after the lime sand screening are applied.

Turn off sprinkler systems.

Keep pets off the wet surface, so they don’t get oil in their coats.

The lime sand will not damage vehicles or property.

The sand may cause light dust based on traffic speed and volume. High volume roads may experience higher levels of temporary dusty conditions.

If any emulsion gets on your car it will not damage the paint or clear coat. It can be easily removed with WD-40 or bug remover.

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Sanding CRF
Day 3-14

What we doWhat to expectNotes

Up to 90 percent of the lime sand will be swept up and removed after 3-5 days.

Sand may be left up to 2 weeks in cul-de-sacs.

After 1-2 weeks, we check the road is curing properly.

It is normal for the road to feel a little tacky after the lime sand is removed.

Some areas of the road may look darker than others.

The CRF won’t track onto your driveway unless driven through before the sanding process. Light sand may track into driveway and can be swept off.

It is normal to see light scuffing (caused by vehicle turning) in front of driveways and in cul-de-sacs

You may notice some loose lime sand or aggregate.

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crf sandingcrf after sanding
Months 1-4

What we doWhat to expectNotes

The road surface has an uneven color. This will fade to a smooth, light gray finish within 4-6 months.


Expect to see light scuffing in front of driveways for 1-2 months.

Scuffing in cul-de-sacs may be heavier and last up to 2 months.

Scuffing will fade to a smooth, gray surface in 6 months.


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After 1 year

What we doWhat to expectNotes

Treated areas are smooth and have a consistent surface.

Untreated areas show visible surface deterioration such as cracks, pitting and even crumbling.

All scuffing should has completely disappeared.

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Day 1
Day 3-14
Months 1-4
After 1 year
Day 1

What we do

CRF is used for roads that are somewhat aged.

CRF is a black color emulsion that is applied by spraying

After letting the treatment cure for 30 mins, we’ll apply a heavy coat of lime screenings (sand) to completely cover the surface.

What to expect

The lime sand blots up excess product and helps the emulsion cure. It does not permanently stick to the surface. A small percentage of lime will stick to surface.

You can drive on the road after the lime sand screening are applied.

Notes

Turn off sprinkler systems.

Keep pets off the wet surface, so they don’t get oil in their coats.

The lime sand will not damage vehicles or property.

The sand may cause light dust based on traffic speed and volume. High volume roads may experience higher levels of temporary dusty conditions.

If any emulsion gets on your car it will not damage the paint or clear coat. It can be easily removed with WD-40 or bug remover.

Click photos to enlarge

Sanding CRF
Day 3-14

What we do

Up to 90 percent of the lime sand will be swept up and removed after 3-5 days.

Sand may be left up to 2 weeks in cul-de-sacs.

After 1-2 weeks, we check the road is curing properly.

What to expect

It is normal for the road to feel a little tacky after the lime sand is removed.

Some areas of the road may look darker than others.

The CRF won’t track onto your driveway unless driven through before the sanding process. Light sand may track into driveway and can be swept off.

Notes

It is normal to see light scuffing (caused by vehicle turning) in front of driveways and in cul-de-sacs

You may notice some loose lime sand or aggregate.

Click photo to enlarge

crf sandingcrf after sanding
Months 1-4

What to expect

The road surface has an uneven color. This will fade to a smooth, light gray finish within 4-6 months.

Notes

Expect to see light scuffing in front of driveways for 1-2 months.

Scuffing in cul-de-sacs may be heavier and last up to 2 months.

Scuffing will fade to a smooth, gray surface in 6 months.

Click photos to enlarge

After 1 year

What to expect

Treated areas are smooth and have a consistent surface.

Untreated areas show visible surface deterioration such as cracks, pitting and even crumbling.

Notes

All scuffing should has completely disappeared.

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Your Questions Answered

Below we provide answers to the most common questions residents have about our spraying. For more assistance, phone or email us during office hours. We will be more than happy to help.

Can I drive on surface treated with Reclamite or CRF?

Drive on the sanded, rather than the wet surface, to prevent the product splashing onto your vehicle and sticking to your tires.

What should I do if the oil splashes stick to my car?

Our product won’t damage your paintwork. It is easily removed with bug and tar remover which is available from auto supply stores, Walmart, some supermarkets and Amazon.

How do I remove black tire marks tracked onto my driveway?

If you drove on the Reclamite treated surface:

Don’t worry; the oil marks are not permanent. They will oxidize out and disappear in two to four weeks.

If you drove on a CRF treated surface before the aggregate sand was applied:

This oil won’t disappear on its own. You will need to wash it off using a power washer and a strong degreasing detergent.

Is it safe for my pets?

The product is not harmful to pets, but it is best to keep your pets off the road surface for about 24 hours.

I can get a faint smell, is it harmful? Should I close my windows?

While some people can detect a slight odor from our CRF and Reclamite products, the smell is not toxic, harmful, allergenic or likely to irritate your respiratory system in any way.

Should there be lots of tire scuffs on the treated road?

This is entirely normal for the CRF process and often happens in front of driveways or on cul-de-sacs. Even the darkest scuff marks will disappear within three to six months. Over time the road will develop a smooth, light gray finish.

Why did the road not stay black?

Our products are designed to penetrate the road surface and replenish oils that have been oxidized during manufacturing, road overlay or by weathering. As a result, the road returns to a light gray color within 4 months of the application.