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Fortseal saves time and money by preserving carriageways

29 May 2014

FortSeal is a quick and effective solution for old and worn carriageways by repairing minor damage and preserving the existing asphalt against further corrosion.

Forming part of the Bituchem Group’s hard landscaping materials, FortSeal increases highways longevity while being economically friendly for councils’ budgets.

The quick and efficient application and short setting time ensure minimal disruption to traffic and residents while also saving on labour costs. The specially formulated hard polymer-modified Bituchem emulsion prevents further deterioration of the carriageway, protecting against the effects of harsh weather and high road usage.

FortSeal is applied from a conventional spray tanker at a low rate of spread to ensure an even and thorough distribution of product onto the road surface. A short break time of approximately an hour, weather dependent, allows the site to be opened to traffic, minimising the disruption to the end user.

The preservation material works to seal the surface to prevent effects of oxidisation and ravelling which helps to stop or slow down further deterioration. FortSeal is extremely durable and can withstand the challenges that moisture, heavy snow and gritting present whilst being able to seal minor cracks in the existing asphalt surface.

By using the FortSeal system, costly and time consuming road surfacing is not necessary, allowing councils to save money ensuring the roads are maintained to a high standard. The resealing of asphalt with the FortSeal emulsion also gives a fresh, blackened look that is identical to newly laid roads, adding to the aesthetic preservation of the highways.

Alongside the innovative highway preservation products, the Bituchem Group manufactures and supplies its Natratex and Colourtex asphalt surface courses to the surfacing contractors throughout the UK. Supplied hot and laid conventionally like any ‘blacktop’, Natratex and Colourtex use a clear binder with coloured or natural aggregate to achieve long lasting, aesthetically pleasing, maintenance free pedestrian and highway surfaces.

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