CRACKS AND REPAIRS
Asphalt cracks are unsightly and uninviting – but that’s not the only reason they’re a problem. Cracks also threaten the overall strength of your pavement, leading to severe structural issues and expense over the long term.
Cracks allow water to penetrate your pavement and seep into the underlying base layers, where they can create voids that turn into potholes and eventually destroy your asphalt’s foundation.
Preventing further damage
Crack Filling and Asphalt Repairs (see Patching for more details)
The good news is that you can prevent this minor repair issue from becoming a major one. MSAM’s cost-effective asphalt crack repair services start by cleaning the dust and debris from the crack using a high-pressure stream of air. Then we seal the crack using extruded MNDOT spec'd crack fill injected at a controlled temperature. The extreme heat during application causes the sides of the asphalt in the crack to melt and form a much stronger bond with the crack sealer upon cooling. Due to its high elasticity, our crack sealer expands and contracts with the thermal movements of the crack. Also, because of its high melting point, it will not track or pick up with traffic.
If your surface is beginning to crack, don’t wait – get it filled, before it gets worse. Request a free estimate from MSAM, the expert asphalt crack repair company today, or contact us for more information.
Before performing asphalt crack sealing, we will sweep, heat lance or blow the asphalt surface to remove any dust and debris. During this time, the crack fill material is heated to just the right temperature in an oil jacketed, computer controlled extruding machine on site. When your surface is ready, the material is extruded under pressure and applied to the required areas.
- Thermal Patching and Milling (see Patching for more details)
Traditional patching which involves cutting asphalt, removal of debris, install of new asphalt and then roller vibration packing the new asphalt into place.
Thermal Patching involves heating the damaged area to the point where the asphalt can be manipulated by raking, add new asphalt and spray heated older asphalt with rejuvenation materials and then vibration rolling the area for a brand new, seamless patch.
Watertight Protection: Our crack fill prevents further deterioration of the ground beneath your pavement by blocking damaging surface moisture.
Hot is Better: Our hot seal application allows for better adhesion to the sides of the crack compared to a cold seal treatment.
More Flexible: Our crack fill material is highly elastic, allowing the seal to expand and contract with the thermal movement of the crack.
No Mess: Our crack fill material will not track or pick up with traffic.
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