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A cape seal is applied when the pavement deterioration is greater than what a slurry seal or micro-surfacing is designed to correct, yet the pavement has not deteriorated to the point of requiring an expensive asphalt overlay.  A cape seal prevents water penetration, reducing subsequent damage to the road bed, along with providing a new wearing surface.

Cape seals can be used on residential streets as well as rural and urban highways.  Used with crack sealing and necessary surface repairs, a cape seal significantly extends the life of a pavement.

Cape Seal Advantage
  • Prevents reflective cracking
  • Increased pavement lifespan
  • Lower lifecycle cost than other alternatives 
  • Cost-effective treatment to extend pavement service life
  • Fast, efficient process
  • Inhibits water intrusion into the old pavement
  • Suitable for low or high ADT
  • No loose aggregate 
  • Minimum user delay costs and quick return to traffic


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RCRI Binder Is Applied
Crushed Aggregate Is Applied Based On Binder Shot Rate
RCRI Binder Rich Pavement Is Swept After Being Rolled
Freshly Applied Cape Seal Surface Course
Finished Cape Seal Project
Surface Course Texture
Cape Seal

In the cape seal process an engineered polymer-modified RCRI is applied on the existing pavement and then covered with Micro-Surfacing or Slurry Seal.  This is a cost-effective process that provides the strength and durability of RCRI and the smoothness and texture of micro-surfacing and/or slurry seal.