Asphalt is one of the most common material used for paving driveways. And asphalt driveways can develop cracks and dips over time. It’s important to fix cracks timely to protect the durability and appearance of our driveway. Fortunately, fixing cracks in an asphalt driveway is now very a simple process that only requires a few equipment and materials, which we can provide a package solution.
What causes a crack? The most frequent cause of cracks in asphalt driveway is water that has seeped below the surface and expanded or contracted with freezing and thawing temperatures. The other reason of crack the sun. The sun causes the asphalt to dry out, the dryness, along with chemicals, oil, and dirt will deteriorate the asphalt’s surface. The UV sun rays are constantly shining down on the asphalt and it can no longer expand, so it cracks instead. Heavy traffic can cause also cause the asphalt to crack.
Preparation for sealing the cracks
Once you have cleaned the crack in the asphalt thoroughly, you are ready to begin filling the crack. Be aware that smaller and larger cracks require different patching materials.
Sealing Smaller Cracks in Asphalt (≤2 cm)
Filling Larger Cracks in Asphalt (>2 cm)
While the surface blacktop will dry in a day or so, the blacktop beneath may take a few weeks to completely harden.