Asphalt Crack filling is the most cost effective way to maintain your asphalt parking lot. It’s your first defense against pavement deterioration.
Open and exposed cracks in your parking lot allow water to penetrate the sub-base, which leads to deterioration to your foundation, leading to more expensive repairs or pavement failure. Our New Jersey climate is harsh and any water entering your pavement sub-base is subject to a continued freeze-thaw cycle which quickly creates potholes.
Filling cracks in your asphalt pavement keeps water from entering the sub-base, and when done in conjunction with sealcoating can double the life of your parking lot. Parking lot cracks also present a safety hazard. Fill your pavement cracks now and avoid slip & falls and insurance headaches.
Attending to pavement cracks while they are small will pay large dividends.
New Jersey Pothole Repair
What causes potholes in your pavement?
Potholes are formed when pavement has been subject to fatigue from the degradation of the sub-base from water and/or in combination with a continued freeze-thaw cycle. It starts when water seeps into the sub-base of pavement through unsealed or improperly filled cracks. The water will degrade the sub-base and freeze and expand in winter months. The pavement will begin to show fatigue cracks, which will begin to work loose from traffic and water runoff.
Once a pothole is formed it will continue to grow as fatigue cracks form along its perimeter. Water runoff, traffic and our continued New Jersey freeze and thaw cycle will accelerate its growth. Potholes are unsafe, unsightly and present a large potential liability.
Potholes are repaired by saw cut and removal of the affected area, repair to the gravel sub-base and introduction and compaction of new hot asphalt. Joints created with the saw cut are sealed with crack fill material to prevent eater intrusion. Potholes present a safety hazard. Repair your potholes now and avoid vehicle damage, slip & falls and insurance headaches.