*VGW Road Maintenance ALERT for June 4-8, 2018*
*GARBAGE TIME ALERT* During our regular Tuesday 5 June morning BDI garbage collection all cans must be out by 6 a.m.
During the week of June 4-8 (weather permitting), Klicker Enterprises has been contracted to apply a seal-coating to the interior asphalt roads in Phases 2, 7, 8.
Residents living in Phases 2, 7, and 8 will be receiving special instructions from their Phase Leaders regarding mail service, deliveries, garbage service and off-site parking during the critical 24-hour seal coat drying period that their roads will be closed to vehicle traffic.
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE BARRIERS AND DRIVE THROUGH WET SEAL COAT.
Garrison Village Way will remain open the entire week but parts of the 6-7 and 7-8 walking trails will be closed where they cross Creekside Drive while the seal-coating is drying.
Also, Klicker Enterprises is alerting walkers NOT to cross seal coated areas until the orange warning cones have been removed The material will stick to shoes and is almost impossible to remove from carpets.
How Seal Coating Protects Pavement
Asphalt emulsion seal coating is a blend of specialty chemicals, fillers, and pigments. In some cases, very advanced technology is part of seal coating’s formulation. Practically odorless and non-irritating, emulsion seal coating is not only easy to use but safe for applications such as school properties and restaurants. Sealcoating functions in the same way as any protective coating. It puts a barrier between the degradants and the product. It seals out problems and seals in asphalts natural flexibility and performance.
Saving Money with Seal Coating
The cost of seal coating is significantly less than replacing asphalt. In fact, according to an article in Pavement Magazine, regularly maintained seal coated pavements offer a whopping 65% cost savings over unsealed pavements. During a 15 year period, that can add up to as much as $127,000 for a 10,000 square foot pavement.
Why Uncoated Asphalt Degrades
Asphalt pavement is a mixture of stone aggregate, mineral fillers, and asphaltic binder. It has the ability to take great loads then flex back to its original position, providing the smooth ride and durability we’re familiar with in an asphalt surface. However, the primary molecular structure of asphalt is what is known as an “open chain” structure. This structure provides unintended access to the weather, UV radiation, salts, and chemicals which come in contact with the pavement. Plus, since asphalt is a petroleum product itself, other petroleum products, such as oil or gasoline, easily combine with it to break down. Over time, all these agents cause the asphalt to lose its flexibility and cohesiveness.
Signs of Degradation in Asphalt Pavement
Asphalt color changes from rich black to brown or gray. Cracks appear. The asphalt gets a rough or crumbly surface texture and ruts appear.
We thank you for tolerating the short-term inconvenience that this important seal-coating protection imposes on residents and guests.
For more information please contact Scott Towslee 509-520-4549 or Dick Cook 509-386-4118.