Extending the life of your asphaltYou must keep in mind asphalt requires maintenance for the longevity you expect. Here at Preferred Paving one of the first steps in maintaining your asphalt is crack sealing. Crack sealing is meant to keep water from getting underneath the asphalt through the cracks. In Salt Lake City and other surrounding areas of Utah there are extreme weather conditions that cause freeze thaw cycles, which can lead to cracking in your asphalt pavement. Preferred Paving will mobilize to your location, clean out the cracks with high pressured air, and fill those cracks with a hot rubberized asphalt sealer that is engineered specifically for crack sealing. This crack sealing can be applied nearly year round as long as the cracks are dry. Optimal time for crack sealing is when the crack is at its largest typically spring, fall, and parts of winter.
- The sun’s ultraviolet rays
- Normal Wear and tear
- Expansion and contraction
- Physical stress from rough driving
Frequently asked questions
If you have questions about a project, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our team is happy to offer a free consultation to answer all your crack seal and seal coat questions.
How often does pavement need to be repaired?
Many factors contribute to the wear and tear on pavement including destructive elements such as wind, water, change in temperature and how often it is used. If pavement is treated with a seal coat it will go much longer before needing repairs. Seal coat prevents the elements from penetrating into the cracks of the pavement and causing cracking and breaking.
How is crack seal applied?
The rubberized asphalt is injected into the cracks using a pressurized nozzle that pushes it securely down into the crack. The special rubberized asphalt fills the cracks and expands and contracts with the temperature, a characteristic that prevents further damage even as the seasons change.
Can you repair our existing asphalt?
Yes, asphalt is fairly simple to repair. Using crack seal and/or seal coating is one of the methods we use to repair asphalt. Crack seal can extend the life of the asphalt for many years. Give us a call at 801-908-6622. We’re happy to answer your questions or give you an estimate.