As part of pavement maintenance and preservation there are different processes that can help to maintain the network in a relatively high state of condition. Sealers can provide excellent adhesion, flexibility and durability. Sealers protect and renew old oxidized pavement and provide a new black surface to existing pavements, which helps to melt snow and ice faster.
1972-A 4 year Survey of Low Temperature Transverse Pavement Cracking on Three Ontario Test Roads – Norman McLeod
2006-Chip Sealing Systems Improving Early Age Chip Retention-Anton Kucharek, Keith Davidson and Jean-Martin Croteau