Adobe Asphalt has the tools and experience to repair your asphalt in your Driveway or Parking Lot. Whether it is a Pot Hole to be patched, or an alligator area of asphalt which needs to be sawcut, removed and replaced with new asphalt, Adobe Asphalt can recommend the best solution to your asphalt repair issues. Asphalt repairs should be done as soon as possible to minimize the damage to the base of the pavement and to avoid safety hazards.
As asphalt pavement ages, cracks will begin to appear. These cracks should be addressed before any surface treatment is started. Crack sealing is one of the best early preventive maintenance measures to prolong asphalt life. Cracks 1/4 inch and wider should be sealed. There is very little benefit in sealing “alligator” or fatigue-type cracks, as these usually indicate base failure.
Prior to sealing, cracks must be dry and thoroughly cleaned. A hot-applied, rubberized crack sealing compound is placed directly into the cracks. A “V” shaped rubber squeegee or flat metal disc is then used to spread the material tight to the surface in a process known as “over banding”.
Due to the high elasticity of the crack sealant, the resulting repair expands and contracts with the pavement helping keep water out of the base.