Pothole Repair and Crack Sealing
Asphalt crack sealing is an important step to take for the maintenance of your asphalt surface because it helps to prevent larger maintenance projects down the road. Even the smallest cracks can easily turn into larger cracks, craters, and dangerous potholes. Done properly and frequently, asphalt crack sealing can easily extend the life of your asphalt.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! The cost of addressing minor issues through a preventive asphalt maintenance program is much less than addressing major deficiencies, such as potholes. Asphalt maintenance should be performed by a professional asphalt paving and repair company when roadways and parking lots are still in good condition. These services include crack sealing which can potentially stop or delay the formation of potholes since water intrusion cannot occur.
A good time to do crack sealing is when an asphalt road or street is in fair to good condition. Along with proper drainage, crack sealing is probably the single most important maintenance activity. Most pavement distresses can be related to the intrusion of water into the pavement structure. If water is kept out of the pavement, the majority of distresses can be stopped or delayed.
Fixing asphalt cracks in pavement with a hot rubberized crack sealant will extend the life of your asphalt parking lot. Crack sealing, when used as an annual preventive maintenance program, will add value to your parking lot and save property owners money in the long run.
In every crack seal estimate, a process performed before cracks are sealed. Routing is done with a piece of equipment that expands all cracks to ¼” wide, which creates a reservoir for the rubberized crack sealant to sit in. Next, crews clean out the cracks to allow the best adhesion possible. Finally, rubber is installed into the reservoirs that have been created by the routing process.
The method described above ensures the rubber will fully penetrate the crack and adhere to the existing pavement. It helps create a truly waterproof seal to better prevent leaking, as opposed to placing rubber directly into the existing, non-routed cracks.
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