Asphalt Crack Filling
Why You Should Have Aspalt Cracks Filled
As Part of Your Asphalt Maintenance Routine
When your customers first pull up to your business, the parking lot is the first thing they may see. If it needs repairs, is full of cracks and holes, your customers may get the wrong first impression of your business. Fixing cracks will help make your asphalt look new again and the team at AFineLine Services, serving the Greensboro, NC area, can help! Our employees have completed trainings and have extensive experience, ensuring you the job will get done right the first time.
Over time, parking lots develop cracks, which are common and easily repaired. If the cracks are not filled, it could cause more damage to the parking lot as water can seep under the pavement which causes the base to become unstable during the freeze/thaw cycle. The unstable base leads to more cracking and eventual pavement failure. Cracks which form intersections are a pothole waiting to happen.
Our team can fully inspect your existing asphalt and provide you with viable solutions that will keep your asphalt in good shape for many years to come. Crack filling is the process of injecting a hot pour rubberized sealant into isolated cracks in the asphalt pavement to prevent water from penetrating the sub-grade and stone base. Dollar for Dollar, crack filling is the most cost-effective asphalt maintenance for your pavement.
The Importance of Asphalt Maintenance
When it comes to asphalt maintenance, regular and ongoing service is important to extend your pavement’s lifespan. The more beat up and destroyed a surface is, the more time-consuming and expensive it will be to fix. Proper asphalt maintenance has the following additional benefits for your property:
- Safety: Your paved surface takes a lot of abuse from foot traffic, vehicles, weather, climate conditions, and more. Uneven asphalt can be a serious safety hazard; it can also pose a threat to vehicles. When proper asphalt maintenance schedules are observed, the risk of injury, liability, and potential property damage is reduced.
- Curb Appeal: Asphalt with big cracks and potholes is unsightly and unpleasant to look at. This can result in lost business and even hurt your company’s reputation. If your asphalt is in a residential driveway, it can hurt the resale value of your home. Improve your curb appeal by regularly maintaining your asphalt surfaces.
- Prevention: Paved surfaces inevitably deteriorate over time. Staying on top of issues as they pop up can help prevent them from turning into more serious problems. Regular asphalt maintenance can keep more major repairs to a minimum and even extend your pavement’s lifespan.
- Affordability: Asphalt repair can get costly when the necessary repairs are large or deep. Investing in regular asphalt maintenance can keep necessary work on your pave surfaces to a minimum, helping keep repair costs under control.
If you need asphalt maintenance work in the Greensboro area, contact our team to help!
Explore Our Asphalt Repair & Maintenance Services
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers! If you’re interested in learning more about our full suite of asphalt repair and crack filling services, don’t waste another moment. Simply browse the following FAQ section to get a better sense of our affordable service options. No matter the scope of your upcoming application, you can rely on our certified technicians to provide streamlined assistance.
What type of crack fill material do you use?
We use a hot pour rubberized crack fill that is heated, dispensed and applied using a direct fire melter applicator. This machine will effectively fill cracks from 1/4″ to 2″ wide.
How long does it take the material to dry?
The crack filling material is applied at 300° F but cools to the touch in minutes. Sand is broadcasted over fresh crack filler to prevent tracking.
Why should I crack fill?
Water WILL get to the substrate through cracks in the asphalt. Over time, unfilled cracks will get larger and pot holes will form as the substrate foundation deteriorates.
When should a parking lot be crack filled?
Cracks should be filled when they appear.
Will sealcoat material stick to crack sealing material?
The two materials will bond but since the crack sealing material is designed to flex through a wide temperature range, the sealer will chip off from the crack seal. Expect a color difference between the two materials.
What time of year should a parking lot be crack filled?
We recommend crack filling annually. Crack filling can be completed at any time of the year including the winter months as long as it is dry. BUT, it is best to crack fill BEFORE the winter months. During the winter, water will get down in the cracks, then freeze and expand. This will cause the cracks to get larger.
Will the crack filling material track into my buildings?
The material will track if it is walked on or driven on before it has dried. During the hot months, crack filler softens. The sand helps prevent tracking.