asphalt repair and crack fillingAsphalt Repair

Crack filling. Crack repair. Crack sealing.
Proper attention to cracks will prevent problems from spreading and double the life of the pavement. Crack sealing is used as a first defense against pavement deterioration. Crack sealing keeps water from entering and weakening the base. It also prevents sand, stone, and dirt from making its way into open cracks and helps minimize crack growth. Potholes occur when water seeps into pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks. Patching is a common asphalt repair on areas with potholes.

 

When is it time for an asphalt repair?

Severe, criss-crossed cracking, what we call alligatored areas, is the primary indicator that a repair is necessary. Visible cracks always begin on the underside of the asphalt. When those cracks appear, it's a sure sign that water, oil, gas, etc. are penetrating and damaging the underlayment. If caught early enough, these cracks can be filled before the pavement disintegrates into potholes, which are more unsightly and inconvenient for your customers, and considerably more expensive to repair.

 

Proper crack repair can double the life of most asphalt pavements.

Crack seal is a hot, rubberized petroleum pavement crack and joint sealant. The sealant forms a long lasting, resilient seal which is flexible and expandable in varying pavement temperatures. Crack sealing prevents the penetration of surface water between the layers of asphalt and sub-grade rock, thus preventing premature pavement failures, deterioration and potholes. Any crack measuring a quarter-inch or wider should be sealed immediately so that moisture cannot penetrate to the subsurface. This moisture will eventually compromise the subgrade under the asphalt resulting in pavement failure.

 

We offer two options for pothole repair.

Asphalt deteriorates when "fines" aggregates are worn away by weather and traffic. When the "fines" are worn away, there is nothing to bind the larger aggregates together and the surface begins to ravel. This weakens the pavement section and eventually allows water to penetrate the subgrade, which leads to pavement failure.

1. The first option is a thorough and more permanent repair. We first clean all debris and remove any loose asphalt, then install the appropriate base. Next comes a layer of asphalt. We then tamp or roll to compress. Finally we use a AC to tack the edges of the patch.

 

2. The 2nd option is to simply clean, fill and tamper the pot hole. This is a good temporary fix and is a less expensive option.

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