When it comes to repairing and sealing cracks, it is best to speak with an industry professional who knows how to determine what type of crack you are dealing with and other factors that may affect the repair such as depth and direction. A professional will know how the crack could potentially cause damage to the surrounding asphalt and the best way to address it to ensure the integrity of the asphalt. There are several different types of cracks and several different approaches to filling them.
Non-working and Working Cracks
There are two main types of cracks that may affect asphalt and will require repair. Non-working and Working cracks are a result of different causes and will have different long term effects on asphalt. They also require different methods of repair. Non-Working cracks can be repaired with the use of an asphalt emulsion to limit the amount of water and other debris that could potentially get into and worsen the crack. Working cracks are typically repaired with a rubber sealant. This is because working cracks will need flexibility as the crack continues to work, in order to maintain as much integrity of the asphalt as possible.
Potholes are a common nuisance when it comes to the use of asphalt. Luckily, they are typically easy to repair for an asphalt repair professional. Potholes are caused when cracks are not properly maintained and asphalt is removed from the pavement by erosion or wear and tear. Our professionals have the skills and tools needed to repair potholes quickly and effectively, usually with just a patch of asphalt. A consultant will be able to recommend the solution that is best for your unique pothole.
Over time, the seams that adhere asphalt to surrounding concrete or joints in the pavement and may become compromised due to erosion or land movement. Repairing these cracks when they appear is important so that they do not become larger and cause damage to people or vehicles who use the asphalt involved. Our team is skilled in repairing seams so that your asphalt is strong and durable for years to come.
As with anything else, time will eventually take its toll on asphalt pavement. After several years of use, asphalt that has not been properly maintained will begin to come apart in blocks. This type of crack requires a professional to ensure that the repair is done properly to prevent more cracks of this nature from happening to other areas of the asphalt. To ensure that your asphalt does not develop a block crack, choosing a highly qualified and professional company like Las Cruces Asphalt Repair in the beginning can help extend the life of your asphalt.