Contact Us When You Need Asphalt Patching
Asphalt patching is a means of prolonging the lifespan of asphalt in your parking lot. It is a cost-effective method compared to replacing entirely with a new one.
Most often, damage to asphalt begins from one or various parts of the parking and the asphalt lifespan can be extended by utilizing asphalt patching.
Can you patch asphalt?
Asphalt patching is very much possible at the early stages of asphalt damage. Asphalt patching is a means whereby asphalt is been maintained to preserve the integrity and prevent it from further damage that could only require replacement. You should consider having your asphalt patched at the right time when it is highly feasible to be successful for fixing cracks and small holes. When small holes are left unattended to and allowed to be subjected to further stress, it becomes difficult to be fixed with patching.
Yes, you can patch your asphalt but it should be done at the appropriate time. Do not wait too long to call and you can save yourself the cost of asphalt replacement.
Asphalt patching and crack repair
Both asphalt patching and crack repair are essential to the maintenance of asphalt on the driveway. They are two different things but occur simultaneously, and can either be independent or dependent on each other depending on the state of the asphalt. To prevent further damage to asphalt with cracks, you have to repair it by filling it up with the right filling material and this will prevent continuous seeping of water capable of weakening the asphalt and stop the cracks from expanding further.
Asphalt patching is often used for fixing potholes or clustered cracks. If properly done, it can extend the lifespan of asphalt for years and save you the cost of asphalt replacement. You can do asphalt patching yourself or hire an expert. We would love to talk to you about your options.
The first thing we will do during asphalt patching is to mark out the edges of all the potholes by utilizing the saw to have uniform edges. Follow up by clearing out debris and pieces of asphalt to have a cleared hole. We will the base of the hole with either small gravels or sand mix but ensure it is compact enough to avoid shifting out of position.
We will then apply your cold/hot mix filler and put the plywood across it (to prevent sticking to the asphalt. Lastly, we will apply a seal coat to protect the asphalt from unfavorable climates condition and stress.
Is it better to patch or replace your asphalt parking lot?
The asphalt parking lot can either be patched or replaced depending on the extent of damage that has been done to the asphalt surface. Asphalt patching is necessary to improve on the lifespan of the asphalt by tending to cracks and potholes that are controllable at the early stage before patching is insufficient to fix the damage sustained.
Patching saves costs and its effects when it is done at the early stages. To replace the asphalt parking lot is inevitable when there is a lack of maintenance over time. Also, when small cracks or holes have been left unchecked over the years, it leads to the formation of larger holes or potholes making asphalt patching not to be enough for the restoration of the integrity of the parking lot. The state of the asphalt parking after damage assessment will determine if it is to patch or to replace it with a new one.
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