Parking lots and roads require routine maintenance every year, and fixing cracks that form in the asphalt is an important part of it. Keeping your commercial asphalt surfaces in pristine condition will impress those visiting your property or area, promote traffic safety, and save you money in the long run. If you think you might need to hire asphalt crack filling services, here’s what to know about it!
The Importance of Asphalt Crack Filling
Asphalt crack filling services preserve the integrity of the pavement and guarantee that it will last longer compared to roads and lots with no crack filling treatment. Asphalt expands and contracts due to temperature changes, and over time, it begins to break open. When it breaks open at the surface level, water can seep into the subsurface layers, causing significant damage and shortening the pavement’s lifespan. Catching asphalt cracks early and on schedule is the way to ensure your asphalt remains in good condition for longer.
What Causes Cracks to Form?
Cracks can form in asphalt due to extreme temperatures, a lack of traffic, heavy traffic, moisture changes, and improper pavement installation. An incorrect construction will lead to problems faster, and extreme changes in force or lack thereof can also cause the asphalt to expand or contract. Asphalt is a sturdy material made to stand up to decades of traffic and exposure to the elements, but it is not impervious to minor damages like cracks over time.
Filling Cracks in Asphalt
The process of asphalt crack filling is more methodical than one might realize. One can use one of two types of crack fillers: hot-pour and cold-pour. Cold-pour is for minor cracks while hot-pour deals with more severe cracks.
There is also preparation involved. Workers will need to clean the surface, and perhaps route and clear dust from the cracks for a more even, easy-to-control crack filler application. Various tools and technologies make applying crack filler easier and more successful, such as hot-pour crack filler machines with heated wands. Lastly, there are three main ways to apply the crack filler: either flush with the pavement, just under the pavement’s surface, or just spilling over the surface. Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation offers asphalt crack filling services, specializing in hot-pour crack filling. For more information, call us today!
Contact Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation for Asphalt Road and Parking Lot Services!
Teniseal Corporation specializes in the application, restoration, and maintenance of all types of asphalt surfaces. It makes sense to trust your asphalt job to experts with the experience and technical know-how to do your project right from the start to provide a long-lasting result. Teniseal offers services for Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, Harford, Carroll, and Montgomery counties in Maryland. For more information, email them at [email protected], or call them at 410-485-5660 or 410-485-0717. Keep in touch on social media through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!