Regardless of how well a road is constructed, through use and weathering, it will begin to deteriorate. This is especially true of areas that receive a high volume of traffic such as driveways and main roads. Surface dressing provides a way of increasing the longevity of the surface as well as providing other benefits.
What is Surface Dressing?
Ultimately surface dressing is a cost-effective way of restoring road surfaces and sealing it all in one process. It is a form of applying a new layer of bitumen and aggregate on top of an existing surface.
It is a preventative measure for roads and surfaces that are still in relatively good condition. More commonly known as chip seal or tar and stone, surfaces can be redressed multiple times using this method before more timely and costly resurfacing is needed.