What is sealcoating?
This is a process of spreading liquid asphalt and chip rock on the paved roads. It is a relatively low cost method of preserving existing low-volume pavements. This “seal” prevents water from freezing in the cracks and breaking up the pavement. A sealcoat offers the best protection for the least amount of money, and makes a road last longer.
The peastone or chip rock that we use for cover material sticks to the emulsion and, after rolling and sweeping, provides a slightly roughened skid resistant surface to improve safety. Although sealcoating can preserve and extend the life of the pavement, it is only a surface treatment and does not fill any existing bumps, holes, or irregularities and thus does not improve the ride quality.

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1. How do I report a pothole.
2. Who is responsible for replacement or repair of the sidewalk in front of my property?
3. What happens if I don’t repair my sidewalk?
4. Why do we have a stormwater utility fee?
5. How can I determine the location of the right-of-way on a given roadway?
6. What is sealcoating?
7. When will the loose rock be swept up after sealcoating?
8. How does the City prioritize the snow removal effort during a storm?
9. Why do city trucks push snow back into my driveway after I cleaned it out?
10. Whose responsibility is it to trim trees?