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Cracked Asphalt Repair in New Jersey

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Has your driveway or parking lot transitioned from a freshly-paved asphalt masterpiece to a fading and cracking eyesore?

If this is happening to you, your driveway could be in the final stage of its life span! The reality is that now your parking lot can never be considered "perfect" because you can't un-crack the crack! However, you can do the next best thing which is to fill-in the cracks using a cracked asphalt repair service and keep an eye on them to prevent further damage to the sub-base.

Why are cracks so bad?

They are the "canary in the coal mine" of asphalt and they tell you that your asphalt has started to lose its elasticity and is in need of some protection. If you see cracks in your driveway or parking lot, that’s a sure sign that you’re in need of cracked asphalt repair to prevent further deterioration. Cracked asphalt that go unattended for too long can turn into a pothole.

Cracked Asphalt Repair in New Jersey, NJ Why do cracks develop?

Because oxidation from the sun and other destructive forces have been attacking the asphalt and the glue that holds the aggregate together. Once the cracks open, the asphalt is subject to more abuse from water and changing temperatures. The colder the climate the quicker the damage occurs. 

The best thing to do is get a professional asphalt/sealcoat company to apply high-grade crack-sealing compound (Our specification is Crafco Spec. ASTM D6690), and apply a fresh layer of sealcoat to help preserve the existing asphalt. The crack sealer contains a rubberized mixture that bonds to the asphalt to help provide a strong seal. We use a crack sealer that minimizes shrinkage and has high polymer content. There are many products in the market so be careful what you are purchasing or you may find yourself spending twice the money you budgeted. 

Once the crack sealer has been applied, monitor the health of your driveway every year, touch up cracks and consider re-applying the sealcoat every 2-3 years.

Should I keep my driveway clean?

Occasional cleaning and maintenance can slow the formation of cracks on your driveway. In addition to getting a new sealcoat on your driveway every few years, there more ways you can prevent cracked asphalt and extend the life of your driveway. Substances such as motor oil can cause damage, so be sure to clean up any spills.

Have leaves, branches and other types of debris accumulated on your driveway? Give your driveway a quick wash with the garden hose.

Can snow plowing and shoveling damage a driveway?

Plowing snow from your driveway can result in cracked asphalt, so be careful not to scrape to hard against the asphalt. If you prefer to shovel your driveway and sidewalks, then consider using a plastic snow shovel, as opposed to a metal one.