Crack Sealing

image 8What Is Crack Sealing?

 Crack sealing is the process of creating a flexible, waterproof seal, in and over a crack or joint to stop water and road debris from entering the crack and causing further damage.  Pavements typically expand and contract with seasonal temperature changes.

 Consequently, cracks and joints expand and contract when the pavements move. Fillers do not expand or contract. When sealing the cracks with flexible rubberized asphalt that bond to the crack walls and moves with the pavement,water intrusion can be prevented.

 Sealing will last longer than filling and cost less. As part of a pavement management system, crack sealing can reduce pavement deterioration by restricting water penetration into underlying base and sub-base.  Restricting water penetration helps maintain the pavements structural capacity and works to limit future pavement degradation. Sealing cracks and joints in pavements extends the service life of the surface treatment and the pavement.

 The benefits are realized in three to five years when it becomes obvious that the pavement has not deteriorated. Crack sealing stands out as an economical maintenance technique. Crack sealing provides the most cost-effective use of moneyover time compared to other pavement maintenance techniques.

 We use the highest grade materials available, from driveways to tennis courts, and shopping malls to running tracks. We have a sealer mixed for all types pavement requirements. Our professional and skilled crews use only the finest state of the art materials and repair equipment to help ensure your total satisfaction.

 We take great pride in our work to fill your driveway or parking lot’s cracks to give it the longest life span possible.  We make every attempt to seal cracks which are 1/4″ or wider. Crack repairs DO NOT remove the cause of cracks, but they can slow down the process.

 Crack sealing may be more costly for the owner in the short term, but in the long term it can add value to a property because of its longevity. Depending on the nature of the crack, filling cracks can only do so much, and only lasts maybe one or two seasons.

 However, crack sealing is considered a permanent treatment,it can last up to 8 years, or more. In areas where there are drastic temperature changes from season to season, crack filling is truly the only option This is because it provides a permanent, flexible solution to compensate for this activity from season to season.

 The main purpose of crack sealing in asphalt or concrete is to protect your pavement from premature failure. Contact us for more information at (480) 435-9731.