If you want to save the most money and get the longest lifespan out of your pavement, crack filling is something you need to know about.
Why You Never Want Cracks in your Pavement
While a crack may seem like something insignificant to begin with, pretty much every problem with pavement strength and integrity start out with these small cracks that then grow into bigger issues. In colder areas, moisture is going to expand when frozen and push your pavement apart as it does so.
In warmer areas, heat will dry out your pavement and that combined with heavy wear and tear can lead to the formation of many cracks all through it. Once a crack has formed, it will only grow larger as more moisture gets in or is sucked out and weakens the area further. Cracks generally extend far below the surface where you can’t see them, so it could be far worse than you think initially.
Regular Raleigh Pavement Maintenance
A scheduled program of pavement maintenance that includes sealcoating and crack filling will more than double the life cycle of your asphalt pavement and provide maximum curb appeal. Sealcoating and crack filling is a fraction of the cost of repairing or replacing asphalt pavement.
The key to effective crack filling and sealing is to repair and fill the cracks while they are small, as crack filling inhibits crack growth and keeps new cracks from forming. The smallest details matter and the great crew over here at Unlimited Paving works hard to cover each and every little detail we can.