The Process of Crack Sealing
Over the years asphalt and cement can sustain tons of damage from the elements of earth, and more precisely, the sun. Weather and physical damage to asphalt and cement can be particularly annoying due to the high costs of repairs and maintenance. But what can you really do to avoid damage? A good seal works wonders on the asphalt when it is first installed, if you didn’t have this done before, you can’t really go back in time and have it applied like you should have. So now, your asphalt is cracked and damaged and it really is annoying to deal with, especially if you own a commercial business and the appearance of it drives away your customers. It can damage your car because of potholes and increased exposure to cracks and bumps, and no one wants to have to deal with costly repairs to their cars. That’s why there’s crack sealing.
Crack sealing is a wonderful way to repair and renew the look of asphalt. It can upgrade the look of your pavement and make sure it lasts for a long time to come. When left untreated, these cracks can become larger and larger until there is a gaping chasm left in the middle of your parking lot, preventing passers by from stopping in your retail business or restaurant. This can result in a variety of things like thermal expansion, aging, and prolonged exposure to the sun. In Arizona, this is not exactly unavoidable as we go over three hundred days a year without a drop of rain to ease the heat of the day.
Crack sealing has many different methods and products to choose from so you know that you are getting the best crack sealing for your pavement and asphalt. But more important to know, is What is Crack Sealant? Crack sealant is a combination of many things from oils, flexible asphalts, polymers, plasticizers with rubber and mineral content that is also waterproof to protect from rain and snow and other things your asphalt might come into contact with. This sealant will keep your asphalt’s already existing cracks from expanding and help repair the damage that has been done to it over time.
Most people don’t think about their asphalt as something that needs to be maintained and protected. It’s for cars to drive on. It doesn’t need anything to protect it. But this way of thinking is wrong. Your asphalt is more important to your business than you think it is. And using a sealant can really take your business miles when the parking lot is presentable. This gives it a great curb appeal and people will want to experience what the inside of your store or restaurant looks like. When your asphalt is cracked, this makes it more susceptible to damage. Water can be especially harmful when cracks are exposed and go unsealed. They can enter the cracks, freeze, and expand them even more, making gaping fissures in the parking lot. Erosion is also a possibility when water flows through the cracks in your parking lot. This will turn small, subtle crevices into enormous cavernous splits in the pavement.
Using a sealant in the gaps in your parking lot can go miles with your curb appeal and ultimately bring in more customers to your business. In addition, it will lengthen the life of your pavement for years and you won’t have to worry about them again. Sealants are long lasting and efficient at revitalizing the pavement of your parking lot. The most common type of sealant is hot pour sealant. It is applied with specialized melters that heat from 380 degrees to 400 degrees fahrenheit. The melters then supply the materials using pumps with hand held application, and the professionals apply it where it is needed. This can go a long way with your asphalt, so it is highly recommended that a sealant is used to fill in the gaps.
Next time you are looking to repair your parking lot with a sealant or apply a protective seal coating, come to Roadrunner Paving and Asphalt Maintenance. Our expert Mesa asphalt contractors have the knowledge and experience to restore your asphalt to its former beauty and functionality. We have the means to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner so as not to disturb your business. Our other services also include commercial paving, tenant parking lot paving and sealing, highway paving and construction, bumper block installation, and much more. So for all of your paving needs, contact or come to Roadrunner Paving and Asphalt Maintenance. We will take care of everything.
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206