Micro-Surfacing, Inc. uses both micro-surfacing and slurry seal to preserve solid existing pavements on interstates, highways, streets and parking areas. Micro-surfacing is a polymer-modified asphalt and aggregate mixture designed to protect the pavement and provide a skid-resistant wearing surface. Used at the right time on the right pavement, it is extremely cost-effective. With curing time of about one hour, streets are given back to traffic in short order.
The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) presented its first-ever President's Award to Micro-Surfacing, Inc. at the association's 39th annual meeting last year. Tom Ritschel, president, accepted the award for Micro-Surfacing, which won the award for a project in Clayton, Mo. The ISSA's President's Award is given "in recognition of contracting achievements which exemplify the highest quality of workmanship, and compliance with best standards of practice," according to the ISSA. Click here to download a PDF of the latest issue if the ISSA Report.
Micro-Surfacing, Inc. is a joint venture of Tom Ritschel and Bob Byrne. Bob has a successful 30-year-old hotmix paving company, Byrne and Jones, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Tom has been a leading slurry seal contractor based in Peoria, Illinois since 1967. He has served as president of the industry's International Slurry Surfacing Association, as his father Jerry Ritschel did before him.
Tom Ritschel has been utilizing the micro-surfacing technique and products since the mid-1980s. With his company, Micro-Pavers, Inc., he has built a reputation on quality and customer service.
Experience in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee with federal, state, county and city agencies as well as private sector customers, has made us competitive and ensures new customers of our ability to successfully complete projects for them.
Our goal at Micro-Surfacing, Inc. is to apply a high-quality product in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Toward that end, we continually train our crews and upgrade our equipment. Working with our suppliers, we provide a quality product and excellent service for each job, whether it be an eight-lane interstate or a busy urban roadway.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss what our technology can do for your pavement. If you would like to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) please use our Contact Us page to send your document to us. For specifications, use our generic spec. We would be happy to meet with you, view your pavement and discuss the options available.
You can also link to the International Slurry Surfacing Assocation (ISSA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) or Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDoT) to view their standard specifications.