Troubleshooting Guide for Microsurfacing Projects

This guide provides information to assist the maintenance personnel in troubleshooting problems with microsurfacing along with common problems that may be encountered during the course of a project. The troubleshooting guide presented below associates common problems with their potential causes. For example, an unstable emulsion, too little water in the mix, incompatibility between the emulsion and the aggregate, and so on may cause a slurry surface to delaminate. Note that some specifications described in the following content may not be the same as the specifications followed by your agency. Always check with your state agency’s standards and specifications when using these guidelines.

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