DON'T SAY SCH...LAMME SAY SLURRY SURFACING!

An account is given of the use of slurry surfacing, or schlamme, an impervious protective coating designed to extend the life of existing bituminous pavements. Four categories of slurry surfacing are identified: a) footway slurry, thin and thick, b) thin slurry surfacing for carriageways, c) thick slurry/micro surfacing for carriageways and d) airfield surface treatments. There have been considerable technical advances in the hand-held footway slurry process in the last five years including the inclusion of polymers and fibres and clear binders for a variety of coloured finishes. New technology using quick break, polymer-modified bituminous emulsions and aggregates up to 10mm has widened the range of slurry surfacing options for carriageways so that any highway maintenance situation can be tackled. Advantages of the process include its speed of application and curing and lack of fumes. A brief profile of the Slurry Surfacing Contractors' Association is presented.

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    INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION

    6 ENDSLEIGH STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Authors:
    • JACK, A M
  • Publication Date: 1994-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-3
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM