High-Quality Asphalt Emulsion Sealers and Additives from UNIQUE® Paving Materials

If you are looking for a quick and durable solution for your asphalt surface, investing in an asphalt emulsion sealer can provide you with long-lasting benefits. That is why UNIQUE Paving Materials creates custom asphalt emulsion sealersfor those looking to extend the life of their asphalt pavement.

Learn more about our asphalt emulsion capabilities from our comprehensive guide today.

What Is Asphalt Emulsion?

Asphalt emulsion is a type of liquid cement that is combined with water and an emulsifying agent. The emulsion agent keeps the asphalt molecules together, which greatly improves the asphalt’s binding properties. Emulsions are an environmentally safe, energy-efficient, and cost-effective way to do asphalt repair. Asphalt additives promote pavement flexibility, improve binding properties, and can travel easily without separating.

About the Asphalt Emulsion Sealers from UNIQUE Paving Materials

UNIQUE Paving Materials can custom-formulate asphalt emulsion sealers, asphalt additives, liquids, and mixes to meet your product-specific asphalt repair needs. UNIQUE offers ODOT Certified SS-1H and RS-2. We can also add polymer to supply RS-2P. 

UNIQUE offers a variety of specification-based slow cure asphalt cutbacks such as Slow Cure SC 250, SC 800, and SC 3000 cutbacks. UNIQUE also has a wide variety of asphalt additives available to help formulate your asphalt or emulsion product needs. Our additives are designed to increase your asphalt material’s coating, adhesion, and water resistance properties to maximize efficiency and budget expenditures.

Our asphalt emulsion sealers, asphalt additives, and other asphalt repair products are commonly used to repair driveways, roads, and other asphalt repair maintenance needs caused by natural weather conditions of freezing and thawing throughout North America’s winter seasons.

FAQs – What You Need to Know About Asphalt Emulsion and Its Application

What projects are asphalt emulsions most commonly used for?

Due to their versatility, asphalt emulsion sealers can be used in minor, routine asphalt repairs, as well as the following applications:

  • Surface treatments
  • Sealcoats
  • Cold mix production
  • Pothole repair
  • Gravel road maintenance

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How is asphalt emulsion applied?

Asphalt emulsion sealers are most commonly applied by spraying the mixture onto the surface directly with either a handheld sprayer or a distributor truck. It is important to note that the application of your asphalt emulsion can depend on its intended purpose, so the application process may vary. 

What are the different types of asphalt emulsion?

There are various types of asphalt emulsions, and they differ based on the viscosity as well as the speed at which they break, which refers to how quickly water evaporates from the mixture during drying. Some notable asphalt emulsion sealers include:

  • Anionic
  • Cationic
  • Rapid setting
  • Medium setting
  • Slow setting

What are the benefits of using asphalt emulsion sealers?

There are several key benefits to utilizing asphalt emulsion sealers for your project, with some including:

  • Protection from outside moisture, oxidation, and UV rays
  • Resistance to harsh chemicals and oil
  • An aesthetic, smooth surface that is easy to clean
  • Enhanced skid resistance for increased traction
  • A cost-effective solution compared to other sealants

How long does it take for asphalt emulsion to cure?

The speed at which asphalt emulsion sealer cures or “breaks” can vary depending on the type of asphalt emulsion you are using, as well as the external environmental conditions. With that in mind, it can take around 24 hours for asphalt emulsions to dry in hot, dry weather, and anywhere from 2 to 7 days to dry in cool, damp conditions.

Are there environmental benefits to using asphalt emulsion sealers?

Yes, asphalt emulsion can be considered environmentally friendly because it requires lower energy consumption to produce compared to traditional hot-mix asphalt. The material’s lower application temperatures can also contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

In Need of Asphalt Emulsion Sealers? Contact Us Today

If you are looking for an asphalt emulsion mix for your project, let our team at UNIQUE Paving Materials provide you with the high-quality product that you need.

Contact us today to learn more about our line of products or start your order with us today.

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Becky Dunlavey

With over 10 years of experience, I wear many hats at UNIQUE Paving Materials. In addition to managing our multimedia marketing efforts and coordinating trade shows and regional events, working with the sales and customer service departments has allowed me to gain a multifaceted knowledge of the industry.