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Hot Rubberized Crack Sealing

Asphalt Crack Repair, New Jersey - NJ

Preparing for Crack Filling Asphalt

This is the most important part of the job. To get the longest-lasting repair, the crack seal needs a clean and solid area to stick to. Any debris or weeds that are left in the crack will degrade your crack repair job. On the commercial applications we will use a blast of our Crack Jet to clean, prep and etch walls with 2,800 degree hot dry air at 90 cfm for superior adhesion. 

The Benefits of Asphalt Crack Repair

Water is one of the worst things for asphalt cracks-once under the asphalt surface; it can erode the foundation or freeze (which causes heaving). Cracks can accumulate debris, dirt, and can start to grow weeds. Fixing asphalt cracks before they become potholes is the smartest thing to do- it also saves you money by extending the life of your asphalt. 

Asphalt Crack Repair in New Jersey - NJWhy Do Cracks Form?

There are many different situations that require crack repair or crack filling. In many situations, cracks can be caused by a poor foundation, by not having a thick enough layer of asphalt, or having a layer that is too thick. Sometimes when the asphalt is originally installed the asphalt mix is not blended properly. Earth movement, extremely heavy vehicles, roots from trees, and the freeze-thaw cycle every year are also factors in creating asphalt cracks. It is extremely important to repair any cracks that arise and maintain an ongoing asphalt crack repair maintenance program every year. 

If you do not repair the cracks, water will enter into the asphalt's foundation which will begin to erode. This results in potholes and depressions, which will lead to extensive damage and costly repairs. Weeds can also grow in cracks; their roots causing even more damage.

Asphalt Crack Repair - New Jersey, NJWhen Should You Repair?

Asphalt deterioration often becomes quickly evident after a period of icy or snowy weather when thawing can cause blacktop pavement to crack, crumble and decay. This is especially true for asphalt that isn't properly sealcoated. The key to maintaining asphalt blacktop is filing cracks as soon as you see them. Putting off repair work will only lead to more damage and possibly even the need for costly asphalt replacement.

 

Fixing asphalt cracks in pavement with a hot rubberized crack sealant will extend the life expectancy of your pavement surface by up to 50% at a cost far less than asphalt patching or reconstruction. Crack sealing used as an annual preventive maintenance program will add value to your investment for years to come. 

Ask about getting on our annual "asphalt tune up" and keep the water out!