Asphalt Repair

Asphalt is a complex product that has many uses. As professional asphalt repair contractors, we understand that the material is far from straightforward. It is a complicated mix of aggregates – typically stone, sand, or gravel – amalgamated with bitumen, a sticky black substance obtained from crude oil. This mix results in a substance resistant to weather while still maintaining some flexibility, making it perfect for parking lots and road construction.

It’s one of the most resilient materials used in both public and private spaces, ensuring that cars, machines, and other vehicles are able to move and park safely. It has the ability to withstand great pressure, from trucks weighing thousands of pounds to lightweight grocery carts, making long-lasting asphalt repair services a necessity.

But if asphalt is so resilient, why does it require regular maintenance and repairs?

Asphalt, along with most other products that are exposed to sun, snow, and multi-ton vehicle traffic, requires maintenance and traffic-friendly asphalt repairs. Patching and filling potholes is the most widespread asphalt repair strategy that our team of asphalt repair specialists is called in for. This is a cost-effective solution for minor damages that involve using cold or hot mix asphalt to fill up depressions and bring back the pavement’s smooth surface. It’s relatively quick and much more efficient than traditional repair methods, which are more disruptive, time-consuming, and costly.

Following that, we have the resurfacing or overlay method. This is generally put into use when numerous layers of asphalt pavement have worn down, but the base layer is still in good condition. Here, our asphalt repair contractors take off the top layer and place a fresh one over it, which significantly lengthens the lifespan of the surface.

On the other hand, there’s a more thorough, long-term asphalt repair method named full-depth reconstruction. This labor-intensive procedure necessitates taking out all existing layers of asphalt pavement down to the subgrade level and completely rebuilding it. This strategy is employed when both the surface and base layers are severely damaged and beyond repair. This is not where you want to be.

Obviously, the farther you progress down the list, the more expensive the process becomes. It is important to know that failing to repair potholes causes further degradation of the wear layer and, in time, causes failures in the base layer. When the base layer fails, huge expenses and disruption are the only options. It is very much like teeth - ignore them, and they will go away.

This is why we recommend calling us in for an asphalt repair consultation as soon as you begin noticing signs of wear and tear, allowing us to make an in-depth evaluation and suggest methods and recommendations based on your needs.