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Spray Seal Construction and Failure Review

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Reduce the risk of failures, maximise your value for money and minimise liability by constructing and designing a sprayed seal which will suit the traffic, pavement and environmental conditions using a rational, reliable, proven approach.

This course focuses on when and where sprayed treatments can be used by introducing participants to the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of sprayed treatments commonly used including the types of surface defects that may be corrected. It will also cover how to bitumen sprayer works and limitations and also covers a number of different failures and their causes



Instruction is provided on the use of the current bitumen binders for priming, primersealing and sealing, using real world examples and interactive workshop sessions.

Who should attend?

  • Engineers

  • supervisors

  • consultants and technical officers who are responsible for:

  • specifying

  • selecting

  • reviewing 

  • supervising sprayed treatment constructions


Level of difficulty: Advanced

At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

  • describe the types of sprayed treatments used on new works and for retreatments

  • explain the functions of the various types of sprayed treatments

  • Understand the risks in constructing seals

  • Project planning for sealing works

  • Bitumen safety considerations

  • How a bitumen sprayer works

  • Spreading aggregate

  • Rolling a seal

  • Monitoring and after care


John Patane


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