Rock-Solid Roads

We manufacture more than 30 emulsified asphalts for use in road construction and maintenance, including dust control, base stabilization and micro surfacing.

Husky Asphalt has a wide selection of emulsion products to meet your needs. 


Prime coat and tack coat

Prime coat is used as an initial sealant in the process of laying asphalt, providing stronger adhesion between layers. It is used for the protection of substrate, defending against moisture and debris.

Tack coat creates an adhesive bond between layers of asphalt, and can be used to protect against moisture and bacteria. Tack coat significantly increases the strength of roadways through prevention of layer delamination.

Graded aggregate seal coats and chip seals

Graded aggregate seal coats use high float asphalt emulsion. They are used to seal granular surfaces, transforming unsecured roadways to hard surfaces. This transformation eliminates dust and provides a hard-wearing road surface.

Husky produces multiple high-float asphalt emulsions to meet market demand. High-float emulsions are manufactured with a gel structure in the asphalt residue, resulting in a thicker asphalt coating on aggregate particles and a resistance to bleeding at high temperatures.

These properties make high-float products ideal for use in sealcoating – an effective resurfacing process which protects the underlying road base from moisture and wear.

Chips seals can be used on existing surface treatments to restore polished driving surfaces and prevent against pavement deterioration, increasing the safety and lifecycle of roadways. Application of rapid-set asphalt emulsion, application of washed “one-sized” stone.

Fog Seal

Fog seal provides layered protection against water penetration into treatments below. Fog seal application has high aggregate retention, protecting against snow plough damage, and providing a roadway surface similar to hot mix asphalt.

Fog seals can also be used with recycled treatments, protecting against aggregate loss and mat raveling caused by weather exposure.

Micro surfacing and quick set slurry

Micro surfacing is a widely used preservation treatment to repair rutting in hot mixed asphalt (HMA). Micro surfacing systems utilize polymer-modified cationic asphalt emulsions to preserve and restore pavement surfaces. They can be used to revitalize deteriorated pavement structures, correct rutting and extend pavement service life, deferring the need to fully restore or rebuild a roadway.

Slurry seals are surface treatments used to waterproof and seal pavement surfaces against deterioration caused by the environment and oxidization of the existing surface. Slurry seal works well as a preventative maintenance treatment but does not resolve structural deficiencies.

Plant mix and road mix

High Float emulsions are unique liquid asphalts that, after curing, possess a gel structure. Key characteristics are a greater resistance to flow and reduced temperature susceptibility.

High Float emulsion mixes resist stockpile drain-down, rutting, shoving, and bleeding. Properly prepared and stockpiled, these mixes can be stored for 2-3 years and are generally workable to -10C.

Dust control

Dust control asphalt emulsions can be applied to unpaved roads to reduce dust particulates released into the air. The application can also protect road surfaces from instability and gravel shifts.

Spray patching

Using spray patching systems, pressurized air eliminates debris from patching locations, applies an emulsion tack, and a blend of aggregate and emulsion is sprayed to fill potholes. Spray patching acts as an effective pavement maintenance treatment.  

Crack filling

Cold-pour rubberized crack filling is a polymer modified asphalt emulsion designed specifically for sealing cracks and joints in asphalt and concrete pavements.

Cold in place recycling and full-depth reclamation

FDR (Full Depth Reclamation) involves full-thickness pulverization of a roadway to create a stronger aggregate base for road building. Additional emulsion treatment is then undertaken to ensure drainage and prevent against subgrade deficiencies. Use of FDR allows for immediate placement of new roadways upon completion and is an effective eco-conscious cost-saving method of road revitalization.

Preservative and restorative seals

Preservative and restorative seals can be included in preventative maintenance programs for roadways and pavements. They are used to restore pitting asphalt surfaces, extending the pavement lifecycle. The seals provide binding properties lost from previous sealing due to oxidization.


Husky’s commitment to providing customers with the best products is demonstrated through our partnership with Tricor Refining. We are the exclusive distributor of their rejuvenator products in Western Canada.

Tricor Refining provides us with three primary products:

  • Reclamite® — penetrates the surface of asphalt pavements, improves durability of the pavement near its surface, allows RAP to bind back together.
  • CRF® — asphalt rejuvenator and sealer; restores pavements that have deteriorated past the point of using only Reclamite®; holds sand and fills larger voids and cracks.
  • Cyclogen® — specifically designed as a rejuvenator for HIP (hot in place) recycling, Cyclogen® is a wax- free, low-pour-point crude with excellent natural solvency properties allowing it to penetrate, mingle and flux with RAP without added solvent or cutter in the base.

Husky Asphalt is the exclusive distributor of Tricor Refining LLC products in Western Canada, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Products include: Reclamite®, CRF®, CRF® PM, Cyclogen® L.

Hot in place recycling

Asphalt emulsions are used in process with large recycling “trains” that mill, heat, scarify, mix, pave and re-compact deteriorated roadways in one or two passes.


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