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Chipsealing in New Zealand

Chipsealing in New Zealand is a distillation of information from at least 80 years experience in New Zealand, compiled by chipsealing experts from throughout New Zealand. Many years of experience based on research and backed up by references have contributed to this book.

In New Zealand extremes of climate and landscape impose many constraints on road surface performance and present challenges to be overcome. Chipsealing techniques differ from the north to the south of New Zealand and there is therefore no 'correct' or only way for a chipsealing operation to be carried out. Experience and research are presented in this book so the reader can make their own informed decisions when using chipsealing technology.

This book is intended for those studying road engineering at polytechnic or university level and for those already in the chipsealing industry who want to broaden their knowledge, or those from another line of engineering to understand chipsealing in more detail.

Chipsealing in New Zealand practice notes

The PDFs for Chipsealing in New Zealand (2005) have been released and are now available along with the Chipsealing in New Zealand practice notes (below).

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Title Date Download
Chipsealing in New Zealand - summary 2005 PDF [PDF, 85 KB] (1 page | 85KB)
03: Combination chipseals 2011 PDF [PDF, 225 KB] (2 pages | 225KB)
06: Reasons for resealing 2011 PDF [PDF, 240 KB] (4 pages | 241KB)
11.1: Chipseal compaction using controlled traffic 2011 PDF [PDF, 134 KB] (2 pages | 135KB)
11.2: Racked-in seal to minimise traffic delays during resealing 2011 PDF [PDF, 423 KB] (2 pages | 423KB)
12: Selection of techniques for repairing newly constructed seals 2011 PDF [PDF, 112 KB] (2 pages | 112KB)