Cape Seal.

Best for roads in moderate or fair condition, a cape seal combines the benefits of two treatments, chip seal and micro surfacing, to give roads a comprehensive facelift. Cape seals can add a decade of new life to a road and have minimal effects on traffic.


First, after crack sealing, a chip seal is applied to the existing pavement with the liquid asphalt binder filling any fine open cracks and providing a restorative new interlayer. After the chip seal has cured a few days, one or two lifts of micro surfacing are applied, locking in the chip seal aggregate (reducing stone loss) and providing a final wearing surface with a smooth, uniform texture.


  • Extends road life by 8 to 10 years
  • Seals cracks and protects roadways from moisture and oxidation
  • Treated roads can be opened to traffic quickly after each phase of the process
  • Smooth, aesthetically pleasing finished surface

Consider Cape Seal when

you have a road that is too far deteriorated for a single surface treatment, and you want the healing, restorative benefits of a chip seal but the finish texture and appearance of asphalt pavement.
“I have been a crack sealing, cape sealing and micro surfacing client of indus for several years now and am very satisfied with the high quality products they offer. Having a range of options in the pavement preservation tool kit is very important with the limited budgets most communities face for road maintenance.”
— Alan J. Twarog, MCPPO, Engineering Superintendent, Greenfield, MA

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