Asphalt Application 2022
Brambleton Community Association will resume our asphalt maintenance program starting Monday, June 6, 2022. 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 BCA streets in Sections 12 (Water Towers & Overlook), 15, 17, 33, Evermont Trace, and Town Center Townhomes (Crescendo Sq, Finale Sq). The rejuvenator will also be applied to trails north of Ryan Rd and in the Belmont Trace Section.
BCA 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. BCA 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 impacted streets during this 3-hour period. Additionally, all vehicles parked in driveways, garages, or directly on impacted streets will need to be parked on non-impacted streets 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 to 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. If you have a priority need, you should make arrangements to have items left elsewhere.Trash & Recycling Collection: These services may be impacted.
We Need Your Assistance
There are two primary items where your assistance is needed. First, if applicable, your sprinkler system needs to be turned off 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.
Second, during the 3-hour period following the application, the roads will be “tacky”. If a vehicle rides on the treated surface and then goes on a concrete curb or driveway, it will leave tracks that are virtually impossible to remove, in addition to possibly leaving residue on your vehicle itself. You will also need to avoid walking on treated roads and trails as shoe soles can also track the product onto driveways 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 amenities and assets are necessary to ensure that our property values remain strong and our community thrives.