Base Preparation

A strong foundation is key to providing a stable surface.

As with any other structure, a road surface requires a stable and reliable base in order to function properly and safely. A good base prime penetrates, bonds and stabilizes the base course, promoting adhesion for the surface course.

Proper base preparation guards against common problems such as moisture damage. Improving pavement quality reduces the need for regular maintenance, thereby reducing fuel and product waste.

Colasphalt Prime Emulsion

Colasphalt Prime Emulsion is a base prime that strengthens the base layers of asphalt pavement by bonding it firmly to the gravel base course. It creates a more stable surface and prevents water from seeping in and causing damage to the pavement. Colasphalt Prime Emulsion achieves a higher level of penetration than many base primes, thereby creating a superior bond and eliminating product run-off into the surrounding environment. Colasphalt Prime Emulsion guards pavement against common problems relating to instability, including:

  • Base Instability
  • Moisture damage
  • Heavy equipment and construction damage
  • Loose surface materials

Colasphalt Prime Emulsion can also be used on ditch banks and shoulders as a dust suppressant and soil stabilizer.

Colasphalt Eco Products

Colasphalt’s Eco Products provide a more responsible alternative to traditional asphalt products. Our Eco Products present environmentally friendly qualities in their composition, application and results.

In addition to Colasphalt Prime Emulsion, we carry the following base preparation products:

  • MS-1
  • SS-1
  • SS-1C
  • SS-1H

Product Design and Consultation

At Colasphalt, we work closely with our clients to ensure they select the best products for each project. For particularly demanding projects where custom products are necessary, we work with our clients to customize or design new ones that meet their needs and specifications.