Have you noticed some lines and cracks spreading across your pavement? Whether you own a commercial parking lot or a residential driveway, asphalt cracks are equally time sensitive, so you need to make a plan to seal them before they spread.
See, cracks form in pavement when the base of the asphalt erodes or shifts. Then, once the cracks have formed, they’re vulnerable to further erosion and degradation. Water can now easily penetrate your pavement via these cracks, and as they expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, they will cause existing cracks to grow and new ones to form. At the same time, sunlight may also exacerbate existing cracks as they expose the inner layers of your asphalt to harsh UV rays.
This is all to say that asphalt cracks should always be sealed up sooner rather than later.
Fortunately, we’re here to help! At United Asphalt Paving, we’re available for crack sealing and filling in Fort Worth, Houston, and everywhere in-between.
How We Handle Crack Sealing
From residential driveways to bicycle paths to heavily-trafficked parking lots and roads, we can perform professional crack sealing with precision and speed. This means taking extra steps to fully clear out the cracks prior to sealing them so we can make sure the rubber will create a tight, waterproof seal. In our opinion, this is the only way to guarantee leak prevention and a long-lasting seal.
When Is Crack Sealing Not Recommended?
We will be honest and straightforward with you if we believe crack sealing is not appropriate for your pavement. This is usually the case when an asphalt surface is “alligatored” with micro-fractures. Wide-scale cracking like that is often indicative of major problems with the asphalt’s foundation. In this scenario, we would need to thoroughly assess the base of your asphalt and devise a more robust asphalt repair or resurfacing plan.
However, regardless of how extensive your asphalt cracks may be, you can rest assured that our asphalt contractors will always have your best interests in mind.
So, ready to make a plan to attack those cracks head on? Call United Asphalt Paving today!