Asphalt Application 2021
7/9/21 Update: Due to a vendor scheduling issue, BCA will now begin its asphalt maintenance program on Tuesday, July 13. Work originally scheduled for Monday, July 12 will now occur on Wednesday, July 21. No changes have been made to the work schedule from July 13-20.
Brambleton Community Association will resume our asphalt maintenance program starting Tuesday, July 13, 2021. We are happy to announce that we will be using a green and clean technology to complete this process. The asphalt rejuvenator will be applied to the Association’s streets/trails in Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, and Belmont Trace. Rejuvenation will also take place at the Community Center and Commuter Lot parking lots.
The Association will be using a green asphalt rejuvenator from Total Asphalt called Veritas Green™. Veritas Green™ technology consists of tall, water-based performance enhancers. This product has a decade of research and development and is used all over the world. Veritas Green™ is backed with a five-year performance warranty for every treatment cycle.
Asphalt is one of the Association’s largest capital assets, as Brambleton has over 200 streets, 15 miles of trails, and numerous parking lots. Also, more Association resources and funding are focused towards the preservation and maintenance of asphalt due to the high and rising costs of replacing asphalt every 15 years. Rejuvenating/sealing the asphalt has several benefits: rejuvenation adds flexibility back into the asphalt, extends the lifetime of the pavement, reduces maintenance costs, and enhances curb appeal.
The effectiveness of a rejuvenator on Brambleton’s asphalt is noticeable. In 2011, 2016, and 2019, a rejuvenation product was applied to Arborview, Brookshade, Sweet Andrea, and Angelique Drives, along with other streets. A topical non-rejuvenation sealcoat was applied during those years to the Community Center parking lot as well. Today, you will see asphalt in good condition with minimal cracking on the four drives treated with the rejuvenator. The Community Center parking lot, however, is not in nearly as good of a condition, with significant cracking and a much shorter life expectancy for the current asphalt. These results demonstrate that the rejuvenation product is doing its job in extending the life of the asphalt.
The Association’s role as a steward of the community’s resources requires a balance of best management practices and funding. The Association continually reviews and updates its maintenance and upkeep standards as well as the products that are used. We will continue to monitor the data available regarding these products and evaluate their effectiveness.
Impact to Owners
Streets being rejuvenated will be closed for 3 hours. No vehicular traffic will be permitted on the street during this 3-hour period. All vehicles in driveways, garages on the impacted street, or parked on the street, will need to be parked on streets that will not be rejuvenated that day or in the upper-level spots in the Brambleton Town Center Garages. All vehicles will need to be moved by 7:00 a.m. on the day that their street is scheduled for rejuvenation. Vehicles remaining on the street after 7:00 a.m. will be relocated by tow truck to a neighboring VDOT street or the Brambleton Town Center. Please be aware that parking in adjoining communities may result in your vehicle being towed at owner's expense.
Another impact of the project will be on services to your home, including mail, FedEx, or UPS deliveries. With access to your streets being blocked, mail and packages will have to be delivered the following day or, if you have a priority need, you should make arrangements to have items left elsewhere.Trash & Recycling Collection: These services may be impacted. BCA will work with Republic to collect trash and recycling between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on streets that are impacted on Tuesday and Friday. Impacted residents should place toters curbside the night prior to assure prompt collection. No bulk item or yards debris will be collected on impacted streets on these days. Check the maps to determine if you will be impacted.
We Need Your Assistance
There are two primary items where your assistance is needed. If applicable, your sprinkler system needs to be turned off on both the day before and the day that your street is scheduled for treatment. The rejuvenator cannot be put down on a wet street. You can turn your system back on when the roads open to traffic.
The second item is relevant during the 3-hour period following the application. The roads will be “tacky”. If a vehicle rides on it and then goes on a concrete curb or driveway, it will leave tracks that are virtually impossible to remove (not to mention what could splash on your car that will also be very hard to remove). You will also need to avoid walking on the treated roads and trails, as shoe soles can also track the product onto driveways and/or into your home.
A Big Thank You
BCA would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation. There will be a slight inconvenience while the rejuvenation cures, but the effects will last for years. Taking actions such as these to properly maintain Brambleton are necessary to ensure that our property values and community remain in a positive position.