Crack Filling & Crack Sealing
We deliver crack sealing services—truly the first line of defense against the degradation and eventual failure of pavement.
Cracks allow moisture penetration from rain, snow, salt and ice, which erodes the base of your parking lot. As these harmful substances penetrate the subbase of the pavement, the cracks widen and eventually cause potholes.
Unrepaired potholes will chip away and become more severe pavement issues. This exposes you to serious liability. Among other risks, potholes are trip hazards to tenants, customers, and employees.
Sealing these gaps effectively stops the seepage of harmful substances and prolongs the life of your pavement.
- First we clean all cracks with pressurized air.
- We clear vegetation and other impediments to crack sealing with a grazing wheel or, in cases of extreme vegetation, a Taffa torch.
- We seal cracks using hot-applied rubberized joint sealant that exceeds Federal specifications.
About Crack Sealer
Crack sealer is an elastic material designed to seal joints and cracks against moisture infiltration into the subgrade—one of the leading causes of pavement failure. Pavement Solutions uses a hot-applied, polymer-based material. Using a hot sealer is far superior to a cold-pour sealer. Cold-pour sealers, although marginally less expensive, do not adhere as well and tend to pop out of the crack with temperature changes.
Due to its high elasticity, crack sealer can expand and contract with the thermal movements of the crack. Also, because of its high melting point, it will not track or pick up with traffic.