Asphalt Crack Filling & Sealing
Asphalt Crack Filling & Sealing is an Integral Component of an Effective Pavement Preservation Program
Asphalt crack filling and sealing is an integral component of an effective pavement preservation program. A scheduled program of pavement maintenance that includes sealcoating and crack filling will more than double the life cycle of your asphalt pavement and provide maximum curb appeal. Sealcoating and crack filling is a fraction of the cost of repairing or replacing asphalt pavement.
The key to effective crack filling and sealing is to repair and fill the cracks while they are small, as crack filling inhibits crack growth and keeps new cracks from forming.
Crack Sealing Provides Superior Protection Against Moisture Intrusion – The Leading Cause of Pavement Failure
Crack sealing provides superior protection against moisture intrusion, the leading cause of pavement failure. Left unfilled, cracks will allow rain and moisture to flow through the pavement and erode base materials ultimately resulting in potholes and pavement failure. Filling cracks with crack filler helps prevent rain and moisture from flowing through the pavement and causing erosion or failure.
By stopping the entrance of water, the rate of deterioration of the pavement is significantly slowed. Crack sealing also prevents the loss of aggregate from the edges of the crack.
What is Cold Applied Crack Filling & Sealing
Cold applied crack filling and sealing provides an efficient, economical, and effective approach to filling and sealing cracks in asphalt pavement. “Filling” and “Sealing” are terms that are used interchangeably in the pavement maintenance industry. Both terms essentially mean the same thing with some attributing the term “Sealing” to strictly rubberized elastomeric materials.
Cold applied crack filling is typically performed on parking lots and driveways, but can also provide effective results on roads and streets. Cold Applied Crack Fillers typically consist of a clay-filled, polymer-modified asphalt emulsion liquid that flows into cracks at ambient temperatures.
What is Hot Pour Crack Filling & Sealing
Hot pour crack filling and sealing involves heated up blocks of rubberized asphalt in a specially designed oil-jacketed melter and then applying the heated material to cracks in roads and parking lots. Hot pour crack filling and sealing are generally done on roads and highways and in many cases, on parking lots. Hot pour offers the advantage of quick set times (10 minutes or less). Once the hot pour material cools you can drive on it.
Jones Asphalt provides asphalt crack filling & sealing contractors in:
Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE, New Castle, DE Hockessin, DE, West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA Bear, DE, Elkton, MD and Aberdeen, MD.