There are many causes of cracks in asphalt pavement: Oxidation from the Sun, Water Penetration, Freeze/Thaw Cycle, and a Poor Paving Job are the most common.
Proper crack repair will prevent water from penetrating the crack, and provides a seal between the crack and the sub-base.
Routing is a service that makes your crack repair last longer. A mechanical crack routing machine widens the crack to provide an adequate reservoir for the sealant. This ensures that there is a sufficient amount of rubber in every foot of the crack.
The next step is cleaning the crack of dirt, debris and vegetation. A heat lance may be required to remove heavy vegetation from the crack. In certain situations weed killer may be applied as necessary to prevent future vegetation growth. The final step is sealing the crack with our hot-applied rubber sealant. The rubber is melted down from bulk brick form in a large thermostatically controlled melting kettle and applied into cracks by using an applicator machine while still in its molten form.
This final product is a flexible crack, sealed form dirt and water, that will expand and contract with the extreme range of temperatures we face in Missouri/ Illinois.
It is extremely important to repair any asphalt cracks that arise and maintain an ongoing Asphalt Crack Repair maintenance program.
ONCE WATER IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE FOUNDATION, THE FOUNDATION WILL BEGIN TO ERODE RESULTING IN EXTENSIVE AND COSTLY DAMAGE.
Please note that this service, like most asphalt maintenance, needs to be redone on a regular basis- usually every 2-3 years.
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