Asphalt cracks are a common problem and there are a lot of different elements that can cause asphalt to develop major cracks. Asphalt can crack when it is too hot or too cold. It can be caused from a poor drainage system, and even poor installation. When asphalt cracks appear, they can be repaired with crack sealing. However, there is a lot the property owner should know about crack sealing. Andersen Asphalt & Striping would like to share what every property owner needs to know about crack sealing and how it is used to repair cracks in asphalt.
What is Asphalt Crack Sealing?
Asphalt crack sealing is a repair process that fills in or patches up cracks and other similar damages in the asphalt. A commercial or industrial-grade crack sealant is used to quickly and effectively repair almost any size crack. Depending on the length, the size and number of cracks in your asphalt, you might find that some crack sealing repairs may require more time, materials, and different equipment. This process does involve placing the sealing directly inside the crack which may require a hands on approach. Additionally, the repair must be carefully monitored to prevent moisture or debris from affecting the sealant and repair process. If the repairs are not properly monitored, moisture may get underneath the asphalt and damage the subgrade and foundation of the asphalt. It is very important that everything goes smoothly when repairing cracks. This leads to other important considerations when repairing crack on asphalt
When Should Crack Sealing on Pavement Be Completed?
Cracks can be repaired with crack sealing any time during the year. However, it is often encouraged for you to repair your cracks during the region’s dry and more tempered season. As each region may vary on their rainy season and temperature, they will vary as to when it is the best time to repair the asphalt. Basically, it is best to avoid extreme heat and cold temperatures and avoid rain or snow. So timing is key. When contacting a contractor be supportive of when they feel it is a good time to ensure quality repairs.
What is the Best Way to Fill Cracks in Asphalt?
Asphalt crack sealing repair methods will vary. This will depend on the size and type of cracks. Some methods will use an oil jack machine that has a heated hose and wand attachment that fills in the cracks. Another method uses a fire unit which is a binder that is often used to repair not just cracks but also potholes and alligator cracks. The contractor will know which method is best. However, be prepared to have small to large equipment on site. For some property owners, it may be inconvenient for some of the larger asphalt repair machines. Regardless, make sure to plan for repairs to avoid any inconvenience.
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Crack sealing can help repair a number of different types of cracks and other asphalt damages. For a property owner that may have some concerns, questions, or require crack sealing repairs, contact Andersen Asphalt & Striping and schedule our services today.