Asphalt Crack Fill Services
Keep your asphalt-paved surfaces looking good with regular visual inspections and proper maintenance. Over time and with certain weather conditions, you may notice cracks or uneven spots. It’s critical to repair the damage as soon as possible to prevent worsening problems — which will be more expensive to repair later.
When & Why Cracks Need to be Filled
Fixing any cracks in your asphalt surfaces in a timely manner will protect the durability and appearance of your driveway. The most frequent cause of cracks in the pavement is water that has seeped beneath the surface and expanded or contracted with freezing and thawing conditions.
Another problem is caused by plant seeds lodging in cracks. When they start growing, the roots of the plant can push the pavement up and create more damage.
Regular inspections of your driveway will help you be alert to and catch any damage at an early stage, when it is easier and less expensive to repair it successfully, extending the surface quality and integrity.
How Crack Fill Services Work
Prior to sealing or repair, the affected area must be totally cleared of loose debris and weeds and prepared to accept the filler. The size of the crack determines how we go about filling and repairing it.
After removal of debris, the asphalt around the affected area is prepared to accept the chosen filler, to ensure good adhesion between the filler and the original surface.
We recommend a seal coat after crack repair to provide a smooth, waterproof layer of protection. This should be done after the filler has dried and cured.
The ultimate goal in repairing asphalt surfaces is to prevent water and plant seeds from penetrating it and causing damage. Springtime is the perfect time to thoroughly inspect your asphalt surfaces for any signs of cracks or other damage, and to call a professional to repair it now so you can enjoy a well-maintained driveway or paved parking lot for years to come.
At McDonald Paving & Chip Sealing we provide top-notch paving and chip sealing in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Contact us today for an estimate!
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