Don’t Get Cracking: Preventing and Addressing Gilbert Pavement Cracks
The brutal Arizona sun can be death to asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways. The asphalt may be able to withstand the pressure of vehicles weighing multiple tons, but it can slowly crack from temperature extremes and exposure to the elements, including water, dirt, salt and grime.
Quality pavement should last up to 20 years or more with the proper asphalt maintenance, but small cracks can start appearing in as little as three years. It is important that you contact a Gilbert paving company right away when you notice signs of cracks or other damage to prevent the issue from growing even larger. Even small cracks can turn into large potholes if left untreated.
Here are a few things you can do to repair or prevent pavement cracks and save yourself thousands of dollars in more extensive repairs later:
Gas, oil, and salt regularly coat the pavement, and they can slowly corrode the surface over time. You can’t prevent your pavement from being exposed to these elements, but you can protect the pavement from their corrosive influence. Doing so is as simple as having the pavement cleaned regularly.
Hire a company that specializes in pavement and asphalt cleaning for regular maintenance. Not only will the cleaning include sweeping away surface debris, but it will also include the application of specialty cleaners that can break down these elements so they do not damage the surface of the pavement.
Invest in Sealcoating
No matter how frequently you clean the pavement, water, oil, salt and other elements will slowly break down the surface over time, resulting in cracks. Sealcoating is what it sounds like — a service that provides a thin layer of sealant over the pavement to coat and protect it. The liquid sealcoating provides a barrier between your pavement and the elements, reducing the risk of surface damage and cracks.
Fill and Seal Cracks
When cracks do appear, you must act immediately to fill and seal them. Leaving cracks unattended will put your pavement in further jeopardy since they can grow quickly and damage the base layer. Filling cracks will prevent further water infiltration and corrosion from oil and other grime.
Filling cracks is simple asphalt maintenance, and it will save you a lot of money later. It will also minimize disruptions to your service since the driveway or parking lot won’t be blocked off for extensive repairs.
Roadrunner Paving and Asphalt Maintenance provides asphalt maintenance throughout Arizona. We provide crack filling and sealcoating services for both residential and commercial properties. We are an experienced paving company with decades of experience getting results for residential and commercial clients. In addition to our maintenance services, we also perform paving, patching, and repair working. We also work on new construction projects. Contact us today to get a free bid for your project, or explore our site to learn more about our services and our expertise. The right asphalt maintenance or paving services will protect the health of your pavement and your property.
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206