Asphalt is the most extensively used material for paving highways, roads, parking lots, home driveways, etc., due to its outstanding binding (for the aggregates) and waterproofing properties. Asphalt, however, has poor resistance to chemicals, salts, oils and especially the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Pavements with low to medium traffic (parking lots, airport aprons, restaurants, gas stations, schools, etc.) deteriorate under the attack from these damaging elements. If not protected, such pavements become useless and have to be repaired or replaced to keep them functional. Highways and major roads have the benefit of continuous rolling traffic, which keeps the pavement functional through the kneading action of the traffic.
Low to medium traffic pavements can be protected and preserved through the use of sealcoatings, which are specialty water-based coatings, especially designed to resist the destructive elements of weather and chemicals. Sealcoating is a protective measure, designed to keep an asphalt pavement lively and attractive. The very term "sealcoating" means keeping the redeeming properties (like waterproofing, flexibility) of asphalt sealed in to extend the pavement life and preserve its functional properties. After all, the pavement is a sizable investment.
The routered and sealed method is the best practice of crack sealing. We router an approx. 1''wide x 1'' deep reservoir centered on the crack. The reservoir and surrounding area is then cleaned with a high pressure heat lance to clear the area of any moisture and etch the surface for proper sealant adhesion. We then fill the reservoir with hot rubberized tar. With this reservior being created, there is enough material to allow for greater expansion in the cold season as asphalt shrinks.
Using infrared heat technology, we soften the existing asphalt around the damaged area. Asphalt rakes are then used to work the heated area and junk asphalt is removed. Fresh hot asphalt is added and leveled. Lastly we roll out the asphalt to a seamless repair.
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