Bitumen spray seals provide a simple and cost-efficient way to quickly resurface a driveway, carpark or road when compared with using asphalt or other forms of paving.

Bitumen spray sealing represents the most common form of road surfacing in Australia, providing a flexible and functional pavement product that suits an array of applications including:

  • Urban and residential streets
  • Highways
  • Carparks and parking lots
  • Subdivisions
  • Rural roadways
  • Rural driveways
  • Bicycle paths and tracks

What is Bitumen?

Bitumen is a highly-viscous, sticky black substance derived from crude oil – it is a semi-solid form of petroleum. It can occur both naturally as well as be refined, and it is known traditionally as “pitch”. Bitumen acts as a binder for aggregate crushed rock, which together forms asphalt.

What is a Bitumen Spray Seal?

A bitumen spray seal is a thin layer of bitumen that is sprayed on top of a road surface. It is then covered with an aggregate layer, which is embedded into the underlying bitumen surface using a roller. This results in a low-cost surface solution that is waterproof, free of dust, and resistant to skids.

A bitumen spray seal is designed specifically for the traffic conditions of a road or other surface, and for greater traffic volumes, more coats are applied as required. It is also a great way to rejuvenate an existing driveway or other pavement and extend its lifespan.

The typical lifespan of a bitumen spray-sealed surface is between seven and fifteen years, depending upon usage and weather extremes.

Resealing roads and driveways with bitumen seals is an important part of periodic maintenance and restoration.

Contact Allroad Surfaces

Allroad Surfaces has the skills, experience, technology and specialist equipment required for top-quality bitumen spray sealing, and we undertake jobs both large and small, commercial, industrial, residential, and governmental in the Sunshine Coast area, including contracting our services to Noosa Council.