Cracks left unsealed in asphalt pavement allow water to penetrate the surface. This weakens the pavement structure & leads to failures in both the pavement & the base beneath it. Once this occurs only extensive & costly repairs can fix the problem.
Crack sealing is the most cost effective way to stop this erosion of your asphalt investment before it’s too late. When properly applied crack sealing materials will greatly extend the life of your asphalt pavement and prevent untimely damage.
CRACK FILING IN FLORIDA
Although in Florida it is rare to have freezing temperatures for more than a few hours once or twice a year, in other parts of the country cracks left over the winter can grow quickly due to snow plowing and with freezing and thawing day after day. However, with Florida’s warm and sunny climate, oxidation and humidity have a similar effect. Patching often doesn’t last and can cost several times what timely crack sealing costs. In the end, the useful life of the surface is shortened, forcing the premature and costly replacement of the surface.
WHY SHOULD YOU FILL ASPHALT CRACKS?
Cracks can also accumulate debris, dirt, and can start to grow weeds. Fixing cracks before they become potholes is the smartest thing to do. It also saves you money by extending the life of your asphalt.
There are a number of things that can contribute to the cracking of asphalt pavement. The most common include:
are caused by vertical or horizontal movements of pavement beneath, due to expansion and contraction with temperature and moisture changes.
are caused by lack of traffic, extreme temperature changes, excess water and/or ultraviolet degradation.
JOINT OR SEAM CRACKS
are caused by weak seam or improper pinch roll.
Broward Sealcoat Services has the expertise to provide the best crack filling available. We have the experience to efficiently complete your project with professionalism and care – minimizing our impact on your daily operations and prolonging the life of your parking lot or driveway.