Micro asphalt is a thin surfacing that is mixed in a lorry and laid on top of the existing road surface, and then rolled.
It involves applying a base and top layer of slurry to the existing road surface. The treatment dries within around 45 minutes (depending on the weather conditions) and is then ready for traffic.
Micro asphalt seals and waterproofs the road and improves the skid resistance and ride quality, extending the life of the road by up 10 years.
It’s also a relatively quick process. We can complete 1km of road in around one day, which minimises delays to traffic. Micro asphalt is a traditional and cheaper method of maintaining the road. It can be four to five times cheaper than alternative methods. It also seals and provides a uniform surface on roads that have been patched.
If it rains or is either too hot (temperatures over around 30°C) or too cold (temperatures below around 10°C) then we will not be able to carry out the work. We will reschedule these and let you know via the signs on site as to when the works will happen.
We will replace the road markings after the final road sweep. This can be one to three weeks after the works. If parked cars are in the way then there may be further delays whilst we remove them to put the road markings back.
We will return around two weeks after the micro-asphalt has been laid to raise any iron work that is low.
Please note that this programme is extremely weather dependant and dates may change.
North Street, Winchelsea - DATE TBC
Old Church Road, Hastings - DATE TBC
Please note that works previously scheduled for Little East Street has been cancelled due to traffic signal work that needs to be carried out in the area. We will look to carry out these works at a future date.