The Importance of Crack Sealing

Pavement Crack Sealing RepairWater is the greatest cause of damage to pavement. Once it gets into any cracks, it can cause damage to your parking lot that requires time-consuming repairs that may potentially disrupt your business. However, if hot pour crack sealer is used on cracks in your pavement as soon as they form, then water infiltration can be minimized, if not prevented, and you will extend the life of your pavement by 3 to 5 years.

Cracks form in pavement due to its expanding and contracting caused by hot and cold temperatures. If caught early, pavement cracks can be cleaned and filled in quickly using crack sealing before any potential issues, such as potholes, form.

Advantages of Crack Sealing

One of the biggest advantages of pavement crack sealing is that it is an economical way to fill in cracks on pavement. Another bonus is that the durable material will move and expand with the pavement so you won’t have to worry about the cracks reforming or water getting into your pavement. It’s a popular method for road crews looking to improve the lifespan of roads and bridges. To repair cracks, a worker will first clean out the crack using compressed air then fill it in. It’s a fairly simple process that a professional can complete in an efficient manner.

Why You Should Hire a Contractor

A professional pavement repair and maintenance contractor will have the right equipment to clean and provide the best hot pour crack sealer. When it comes to a project like this, it is always best to leave it up to the professionals. Additionally, they have the necessary training to apply the material for pavement crack sealing safely since the material can be up to 2000 degrees. And often, it’s not something as simple as cleaning the crack and pouring the material into it; the crack may need to be enlarged slightly to allow the sealant to be poured into it.

Why You Need Crack Sealing

If cracks in pavement are neglected, more serious issues will arise, such as potholes, something every property owner dreads. If water gets into the substrate or base of your pavement, especially during heavy rain, it can cause it to wash away. Surprisingly, UV rays from the sun can also cause damage to the pavement of your parking lot in addition to water. If there are any cracks, this will only accelerate the process and that small crack on your pavement may just turn into a pothole.

As the leading provider of pavement repair services, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. offers our customers crack sealing at an affordable price. We use only the best equipment and materials for pavement crack sealing. Our results are guaranteed to last. Contact us to find out how our team of professionals can provide pavement crack repair in an efficient manner so there’s minimal disruption to your business.

Source:

Schmitt, Kimberly, “How to Add Crack Sealing to Your Services,” For Construction Pros, March 5, 2012, http://www.forconstructionpros.com/article/10624064/how-to-add-cracksealing-to-your-services