Why was the seal coat done?

Proper preventative maintenance, like seal coating, can help ensure that the existing pavement structure will last for many decades. Asphalt streets consist of a 1 1/2 to 2 inch layer of asphaltic concrete most people just call asphalt or pavement. Over time, the asphalt ages, weathers, and oxidizes. It becomes brittle and cracks. While the old surface appears smooth, it contains hairline cracks that, if not treated, would continue to widen, deepen and eventually form potholes.

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1. Why was the seal coat done?
2. How long does a seal coat take?
3. Why did you stop at the cul-de-sacs?
4. The street was swept, but why is there still a lot of gravel scattered around?
5. What about the areas skipped where cars were parked?
6. The seal coat surface is too rough. My kids can’t roller blade and my dog can’t walk in the street. What can be done to smooth it out?
7. When can I walk on the asphalt again?
8. How often do you need to do seal coat maintenance?
9. Why not pave the street with material like the one we already have? What is the difference in cost?
10. Where else have they used the seal coat process?
11. My street was just resurfaced. Is this the final product?
12. Where do I go for more information?