Periodic maintenance extends asphalt pavement’s life so it can be used for many years without much trouble. Regular use of the pavement causes wear and tear; if you perform routine maintenance, these minor issues do not escalate, and the pavement remains in good condition. Asphalt maintenance involves several activities; the two most important maintenance activities are sealcoating and crack filling.
Various factors damage the pavement, including water infiltration, snow, motor oil, gasoline, chemicals, such as antifreeze, excessive heat, and UV rays. The best way to prevent the damages caused by these environmental factors and pollutants is sealcoating. In this process, a protective layer of sealer is applied over the asphalt surface. The sealer is in the form of an emulsion mixed with water and other materials, such as silica sand, additives, etc. Sealcoating not only strengthens the pavement but also renews the blacktop luster.
Asphalt Crack Filling:
The distress caused by vehicular traffic results in cracks on the surface of asphalt pavement. If these cracks are not repaired promptly, they widen and allow contaminants to infiltrate, which causes deterioration in all of the pavement layers. Crack filling is performed by pouring an asphalt emulsion into the cracks to fill them, strengthening the adjoining areas.
Our team has extensive experience in providing asphalt maintenance services, particularly sealcoating and crack filling. We can help extend your pavement’s life.