Parking lot crack sealing is crucial to maintaining the integrity of your asphalt. Facilities personnel should regularly inspect the entire parking lot to address any defects promptly. Different cracking can occur, each requiring a different approach to correct the problem. TruSeal Asphalt & Concrete has years of expertise to help you keep your parking lot in top shape year-round.
Crack Size Does Matter
The size of the cracks in your parking lot matters. Has maintenance inadvertently been left on the back burner? Small gaps represent the normal aging of asphalt. A technician must use a different approach to deal with significant gaps. You’ll also want to have the source of the damage diagnosed. Alligatoring is another asphalt issue. It looks like an alligator‘s back and an entirely different matter requiring more extensive repairs than small cracks. Licensed professionals know how to repair each kind of damage correctly.
When Can Cracks Be Sealed
Asphalt and products designed to fix cracks have temperate recommendations. Filling gaps on a blazing summer day isn’t as good of an idea as most people think. Although the fall and spring are good times to schedule parking lot crack sealing, don’t discount winter. You can still fill cracks with the proper preparation when temperatures are cold. Cleaned, dry cracks can be heated with torches before the filler is applied. In winter, parking lot cracks expand; in summer, they contract.
Causes Of Repairable Asphalt Failure
TruSeal Asphalt & Concrete can determine why you see signs of buckling asphalt with many cracks. Old, grandiose trees have strong roots that may destroy concrete or asphalt surfaces. Someone will have to inspect the problem before offering an acceptable solution. You may need an arborist’s opinion if it’s large scale. Alligator cracks indicate water has permeated the area and won’t be able to support traffic. A site with alligatoring will require substantial repair.
Basics Of Crack Sealing Preparation
Does your Facilities Department have the time or staff to complete this job? How big is your parking lot? A person must scrape each crack to remove loose debris before crack sealing can begin. Depending on the gap size, a wire brush, trowel, or screwdriver are good tools for the job. A person can use a blower to remove the debris after cleaning each crack. In cold weather, a torch must heat the crack before applying the filler for maximum adherence.
DIY Asphalt Crack Filling
Are you considering going the DIY route for sealing cracks in your asphalt? Preparation is tedious and time-consuming. Blustery winds can fill the gaps you just cleaned before you can fill them correctly. This task isn’t highly technical, but you must complete each step correctly or risk job failure. Not to mention, it’s messy. If someone walks on the unset product, they can leave tracks to places you don’t want to think about.
Skip DIY and save your time for other projects. Call TruSeal Asphalt & Concrete and let the professionals take care of your asphalt needs!
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