Crack Filling

Crack Filling

Once a crack has opened up, it is important to treat it quickly before water and debris can seep into the crack and erode the base, causing deterioration.

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  Cracking in your asphalt surface can be caused by the ground underneath shifting, harsh winters (freeze and thaw process), root growth, or even a small blade of grass.

  Once a crack has opened up, it is crucial to treat it quickly before water and debris can seep into the crack and erode the base, causing deterioration. For this reason, we recommend crack filling as it is the most effective, preventive, and cost-efficient form of maintenance.

Types of cracks

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"Alligator" Cracking

 

This is where a wide spread area is covered by longitudinal cracks, which are connected by transverse cracks.

Repair Options:

  • Gator Patch: A heavy bodied crack filler that can be squeegeed onto the cracked area that applies as "band-aid" to slow the growth of any further cracking.
  • Infrared Technology: A seamless patch method that utilizes new and recycled asphalt... Read More

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Longitudinal and Transverse Cracking

This is where a wide spread area is covered by longitudinal cracks, which are connected by transverse cracks.

Repair Options:

  • These cracks are easily repaired by clearing all of the debris and cleaning them out at their root. Then, we apply a hot rubber crack filler into the crack to seal it.