Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt requires yearly checkups and preventive maintenance is necessary in order to get the longest life out of your pavement. The cost of maintaining the asphalt parking lot or driveway is much cheaper than replacing it prematurely due to not maintaining it.

We will perform a FREE evaluation of the condition of the asphalt and work with you and your budget to develop the best plan and proposal for your goals and best value for your dollar.

Crack Sealing

Cracks allow water to penetrate the asphalt accelerating its deterioration.

Asphalt cracks are caused primarily by freeze thaw cycles, moisture, sun, and ground movement. Once moisture penetrates down to the pavement’s subsurface, it softens the asphalt’s subgrade, then freeze/thaw cycles expand the crack. Eventually, the pavement deteriorates around the crack forming potholes, alligator cracking, subsurface failure, among other problems.

Sealing the cracks on a preventative maintenance program, prevents the problem from spreading and help prolong the life of the pavement. Crack sealing is one of the most cost-effective solutions for pavement preservation.

Note: Transition joints, joints between asphalt and concrete are just as important to seal for similar reasons.

How we do it.

  • Clean the debris from the cracks using wire brushes and commercial blowers.
  • Apply a premium rubberized crack sealer that is heated to a liquid, at 400 degrees, and poured into cracks and allowed to cool, sealing the crack and protecting it from water penetration and freeze/thaw damage. The specialized rubber remains pliable in winter temperatures, resisting splitting and further deterioration.

Seal independent cracks over ¼ inch wide using a hot rubberized material that meets or exceeds all state and federal specifications

Surface patches

Patching is a temporary fix, it is cost effective, but may only last months or a few years.

Infrared

Infrared asphalt repairs are a temporary to intermediate pavement solution for asphalt areas that have light damage.

Infrared Patching is also good for minor settlement, surface cracks, bumps, speedbumps, low spots, minor potholes, around manhole covers, and around handicap ramps.

 

Benefits for Infrared Asphalt Repairs are:

  • They blend the new and old asphalt together by creating a seamless patch that is fused to existing asphalt. This prevents further water penetration.
  • IR repairs are flat and uniform.
  • You have the option to string numerous infrared patches together to cover a larger lighftly damaged area.
  • IR repairs are an economical intermediate repair solution.
  • Infrared repairs are a more intermediate repair than skin/skim patching and pothole repairs.

How Infrared Asphalt repairs are performed:

  • The repair area is cleaned from debris.
  • Heat is applied to the area by using an infrared machine that heats approximately a 5x7ft area. There is no flame in direct contact with the existing pavement surface. The machine uses infrared heat to heat up to 2 inches depth of asphalt.
  • The area is then scored and new asphalt is mixed in.
  • The edges are then tacked and the roller pinches the edges to creates a seamless joint with the existing asphalt.
  • The rest of the patches is rolled or plate compacted.
  • The result is a seamless 5×7 patch that is flat and uniform.

Note:

Infrared asphalt patching has its limitations and cannot correct poor subgrades, it may not prevent reflective or previous cracks deeper than 2 inches from reappearing, it is not a good repair for alligator cracking, it will not fix severely damaged areas.

Infrared repairs are also not suggested for areas with less than 2” of asphalt depth.

For these type of repairs, full depth asphalt patching is recommended.

Full-depth replacement

When the asphalt has deteriorated sufficiently enough that the above maintenance options are no longer advisable , it is now time to perform full-depth replacement. This is the most extensive form of repair process and involves usually going down 6″ (sometimes with subgrade repair) and then installing new asphalt.

Seal coating

Seal coating your asphalt pavement slows the deterioration of the asphalt by protecting it against the elements. Water and Sunlight both damage asphalt if not properly maintained.

  • Seal coating substantially reduces maintenance costs and at the same time extends the life of asphalt pavements.
  • The cost of seal coating is a minor expense when compared to the cost of not maintaining the asphalt and having to replace the pavement.
  • Seal Coating should be performed every 1-2 years in the Colorado Climate.

Benefits of Sealcoating

  • Slows oxidation and resists water penetration
  • Provides a wearing surface
  • Low cost and high return in regards to Pavement Preservation.
  • Improved Appearance

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