The Updated TxDOT Seal Coat and Surface Treatment Manual - Summary

This report summarizes a manual which is a significantly updated version of the 1984 Texas Department of Transportation Manual: "Seal Coat and Surface Treatment." The new manual incorporates: (1) input from seal coat experts; (2) new materials, equipment, and methods; and (3) "best practice" ideas recommended by Texas Tech University in research project 0-1787, "Seal Coat Constructability Review." The following topics are covered: (1) guidelines for treatment selection, materials selection; (2) plan preparation; (3) determining binder and aggregate application rates; (4) duties of inspectors or crew chiefs; (5) pre-seal coat activities; (6) equipment inspection; (7) seal coat application process; and (8) public perception and complaints. The updated manual is intended for use by inspectors, engineers, contractors, maintenance, and special jobs personnel.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01011194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-05/5-1787-03-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project No. 5-1787-03
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2005 12:59PM