Asphalt repair solutions play a vital role in extending the life of your asphalt pavement to ensure safety, efficiency, and economic value. There are various kinds of asphalt maintenance and repair options available to you to best need your specific needs.
Long-lasting parking lots and roads can easily be attained through proper preventative maintenance measures. The most common maintenance work is patching and crack filling. Catch basin repairs also fall under this category; this type of fix collects pavement runoff and helps the storm drain system work optimally again.
Asphalt Patching & Crack Filling
Placing materials into non-working or low movement cracks prevents water from seeping under the pavement and eroding the pavement further. As water continues to sink under the surface, sand or rocks come up from the ground and eventually lead to the formation of a pothole. Once a pothole forms, patching, or filling of the hole, is necessary. By taking action immediately as small cracks form, you can minimize the growth of the crack and prevent the formation of new ones. In many situations, this type of proper maintenance repair work can even double the life expectancy of your pavement. Crack filling pays for itself and delays more intensive and expensive repair options.
Crack Routing or Saw Cutting
Routing or saw cutting increases the length of time before a crack reopens and needs to be sealed again. This process removes deteriorated asphalt as well as debris that is wedged within the crack. It provides a cleaned, intact asphalt surface ready for sealing.
Sealcoating is the application of a liquid coating mixture to protect harmful agents such as weather, grease, oil, and UV rays. At Michigan Paving & Materials, we clean out asphalt cracks and apply crack filling material before we begin sealcoating. We then remove all grease and oil spots, and repair structural failures. The benefits of sealcoating include:
- Easier Maintenance
- Slowing Water Infiltration
- Resistance to Oil Spills
- Increased Flexibility
A final cost-effective alternative to replacing an asphalt surface completely, resurfacing can be an option if your asphalt is too degraded to pursue sealcoating. If the base structure of the asphalt pavement is stable and draining correctly, resurfacing can be an excellent repair option.
Work with Michigan Paving & Materials to Ensure All Your Asphalt Maintenance and Repair Needs Are Truly Met
Michigan Paving & Materials has been leading the way when it comes to high quality paving solutions since 1959. Our experienced crew members use only the best materials available and the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make sure you receive the best service possible. In need of some commercial or industrial asphalt repair? Contact us today to find out which solution is right for you.