The life of an asphalt pavement road or parking lot can be extended considerably with proper preventative maintenance. Two vital aspects of maintenance are asphalt patching and crack filling. Michigan Paving’s asphalt patching repair crews can handle all of your asphalt patching or catch basin repair needs.
Our Michigan Asphalt Company puts great importance on our asphalt patching repair work, as much as we do on extensive asphalt paving projects
Throughout Michigan, potholes are often the first sign of spring. Potholes develop when water seeps into pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks. As temperatures drop, the water freezes and expands the size of the crack. When the weather heats up and the ice melts, the water dissipates and leaves a void, which then collapses to form a pothole. Depending on the season and site location, typical repairs involve filling the potholes with either hot or cold asphalt mix and a leveling agent.
Emergency repairs may require patching during poor weather conditions. In these situations the repair should be considered temporary and you should plan for a more permanent repair when the weather improves.
Asphalt Crack Filling
Do you have cracks in your asphalt parking lot or road? Michigan Paving, serving Central and West Michigan, is a leading Michigan asphalt company. Asphalt Crack filling is the placement of materials into non-working or low movement cracks to reduce the infiltration of water and other materials into the cracks. When done properly, crack filling can extend the life of your pavement. By sealing cracks in your pavement you avoid water-based erosion, preventing sand and rocks from making their way to the surface. Asphalt crack filling will minimize crack growth, and keep new cracks from forming. Treating the problem areas in your asphalt while they are small is the key to proper crack filling. Crack filling pays for itself by delaying expensive asphalt resurfacing.
By sealing asphalt cracks promptly you can extend the life of your asphalt pavement or asphalt parking lot and in many situations with proper maintenance you can double the surface life expectancy. From parking lots to shopping malls, tennis courts to running tracks, Michigan Paving and Materials Company uses the highest grade materials available. We have sealer mixed for different pavement requirements. Our skilled and professional crews use only the finest state of the art repair equipment and materials to help insure our customer’s total satisfaction.
Crack Routing Or Saw Cutting
When routing or saw cutting is utilized, the necessary cracks need to be cleaned and dried prior to application of the asphalt crack filler or sealant. When pavement is cracked extensively, routing or saw cutting the cracks may not be appropriate. Cutting allows room for a larger crack filler core which provides better control of the repair channel shape.
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