Don’t Leave Cracks Unattended
Cracks in parking lots are not unusual. Unfortunately, neither is the eventual deterioration of the surface if those cracks are left unattended. When cracks in asphalt are left unattended it is typical for the cracks to begin expanding at a rapid rate.
Preserve Your Investment
No single maintenance technique preserves and extends the life of your pavement as effectively as asphalt crack sealing. Stay ahead of cracks through annual maintenance and eliminate costly repairs that results from defective pavement not maintained. Parker Line Striping offers a well-tested, effective and economical way to proactively address asphalt crack repair. Our trained paving professionals will use their years of experience to develop the best crack sealing strategy for your surface. Each asphalt crack is unique based on its shape and the amount of traffic it takes each day, because of this it is important to personalize the strategy for each project.
Cracks that appear in properly constructed asphalt pavements are usually due to repeated temperature fluctuations that occur with the change of the seasons. One of the great strengths of asphalt pavement is that it can expand and contract with temperature changes without incurring damage. As asphalt ages, however, the liquid asphalt binding the aggregate together begins to dry out and lose flexibility. This is the most common cause of cracks and a natural part of the life of any asphalt pavement. Once a few small cracks begin to form in old asphalt it is common for the cracks to grow at a quicker rate because it is open for rain and ice to expand inside the asphalt. That is why it important to speak with crack sealing professionals as soon as there are any signs of cracks beginning to form.
Cracks can also form due to structural failure or other problems resulting from improper installation of the pavement. These types of cracks can be avoided, but only through proper asphalt pavement installation from the beginning. If dealt with quickly and effectively, however, even these types of cracks can be managed to help delay a total asphalt replacement for years.
Parker’s team of experienced asphalt crack repair specialists can accurately identify the particular problem that causes any asphalt crack and offer the right solution to keep asphalt cracking at bay. A proper diagnosis will dramatically improve the lifespan of your asphalt surface.
Diagnosing Surface Cracks
Each surface is unique based on a variety of factors such as how it was installed, the weather in the area, and the amount of traffic that uses the surface. This makes it important to personalize the diagnosis for each individual project. First we figure out if the crack was caused by structural failure when it was originally installed, if it was weather, or physical use that caused the crack. Once we diagnose the cause of the crack, we develop a strategy for sealing the crack and preventing future cracks.
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Ready to extend the life of your parking lot? Reach out to Parker Line Striping today to learn more about our asphalt crack sealing services and see if it’s right for you! To reach out to Parker Line Striping you can fill out the contact form below or give us a call on our contact page.