Make Things Run Smoothly On Your Blacktop With Asphalt Repair
Asphalt repair for potholes and damaged areas is critical to protecting your asphalt investment.
If these failing surfaces are not maintained, they will rapidly become more significant problems leading to costly repairs that could have been easily prevented in the first place.
Asphalt Pavement Solutions is the Camden blacktop repair expert, serving New Jersey and Delaware.
We cover a wide radius, including the following counties:
Damaged asphalt and potholes do not happen overnight. From the moment asphalt is installed, the deterioration process begins until road repair is necessary.
This is true no matter what the surface is used for. Our services handle asphalt used for all purposes, including:
- Asphalt apartment complex parking lot repair
- Commercial parking lot repair
- Shopping center asphalt repairs
- Concrete repair
Many factors can cause this deterioration and make asphalt repair a necessity.
Ultraviolet rays bake the essential strength and flexibility properties out of asphalt, leaving it brittle and full of hairline cracks that make the surface vulnerable to water invasion.
Freezing and Thawing
Water penetration enlarges cracks, while freeze-thaw cycles add to the breakdown.
Gas and Oil
Further deterioration occurs from gas and oil leaks that soften and pit the asphalt.
Salt and Sand
Left uncleaned after the winter months, these substances wear down the surface course of the asphalt.
Lack of Preventive Measures
Asphalt that is not maintained will inevitably break down. Crack sealing and sealcoating slow down this aging process and can save you money in the long-run.
Asphalt Repair and Road Repair Patching Method: Depth
A traditional method of patching would be to saw cut the edge or perimeter of the area being repaired.
Depths are typically between 2-4 inches. Once saw cut, the area is then removed by a backhoe or by hand depending on the size and scope of the project. When the damaged asphalt is removed the area is cleaned of dirt and debris.
A tack coat is then applied to the edge of the patch and throughout the patch area. The new asphalt mix is then installed 2″ at a time depending on the depth of the repair. Once raked and graded, the new patch is then compacted with a multi-ton vibratory roller and or a vibratory plate depending on the patch location. The edges are then tack-coated or crack-sealed for crack repair.
Surface or Skin Patching as a Means of Crack Repair
Although a cheaper alternative, this is not a pavement repair method we recommend. Putting good asphalt over bad asphalt is providing a band-aid blacktop repair. The problems you had before covering them with a surface patch are still there, only hidden for a short period of time. Reflective cracking is inevitable, and the surface patch will eventually fall apart, usually leading to more expensive repairs later on.
Preventive maintenance is always going to be your best avenue to prevent costly asphalt repairs. When the time comes to do repairs, it pays to do them right. Asphalt Pavement Solutions provides you with two excellent choices, the traditional 2-4 inch remove & replace, or the Infrared Technology repair.
We at Asphalt Pavement Solutions are happy to provide pricing on all your pavement repair needs in Burlington, Camden, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey and beyond. Contact us today!