It creeps up on you. One day it’s youth and vitality as far as your eyes can see, and the next, the color has faded and the surface has cracked. The cracks spider web out, expand, and deepen, creating tripping hazards while diminishing the appeal of your property.
Cracks in your parking lot are a problem not just because they make your asphalt look old. They allow water to penetrate, saturating the underlying base layers and creating gaps and spaces that become potholes. With the monsoon rains of the Southwest, that can happen fast. When it does, the life of your parking lot is shortened and costly repairs may be required. Just as dermal fillers are used to smooth certain facial lines and wrinkles, crack sealing is the most affordable preventative asphalt maintenance tool you can use to extend the life of your parking lot. It’s like Juvéderm®, only for your pavement.
It’s a simple procedure: We start by blowing away any debris that resides in the crack. Then the crack seal, a highly elastic polymer-based material, is applied at an extremely high temperature, causing the edges of the asphalt inside the crack to melt and form a much stronger bond once it cools. We recommend sealing cracks ¼ inch or wider since smaller cracks won’t hold the material and may pull up with traffic.
Asphalt crack repair can be performed as a stand-alone repair service to improve the appearance of your pavement, help smooth away lines and alligatoring, and freeze age in its place … at least temporarily.
Our crack seal prevents further deterioration of the ground beneath your pavement by blocking damaging surface moisture.
Our hot seal application allows for better adhesion to the sides of the crack compared to a cold seal treatment.
Our crack fill material is highly elastic, allowing the seal to expand and contract with the thermal movement of the crack.
Our crack fill material will not track or pick up with traffic.
If you’re noticing the appearance of lines or cracks, and your parking lot is starting to show its age, a timely injection of crack fill can help. Contact the parking lot maintenance and repair experts at Ace Asphalt. We’re ready to perform anti-aging miracles and help those cracks and lines disappear.
ACE Asphalt is a full service asphalt maintenance, repair, and paving company with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas,Texas. Ace serves the parking lot repair, maintenance, and paving needs of property managers, building owners, and contractors.