HOT RUBBERIZED CRACK SEALING
Cracks can be caused by many things such as a poor base or sub base, thin material, load, salt, temperature, and water. To help prevent anymore damage, and stop water from getting under the asphalt and freezing, we apply a hot rubberized compound into each crack for a proper seal. All cracks are cleaned and prepped prior to sealing to ensure an even application, and to help the rubber bond with the asphalt. In some cases we recommend routing each crack 1/2"x1/2" prior to sealing, this allows an even application of material throughout the entire crack and a maximum bonding with the asphalt.
Shattered/Aligated asphalt cannot be repaired with rubber, but any lineal cracks can be sealed prolonging the life of the asphalt.
We start by setting up all safety cones and/or signage required for the work area to ensure the safety of pedestrians and crew members.
The next step is to route (if required), blow out all suitable cracks, and make sure they are free of dirt/vegetation.
We then pre-heat the cracks to remove any moisture from under the asphalt to allow for maximum bonding.
Next we apply the hot rubber compound evenly into each prepped crack with a 2 inch overlap forming a water tight seal with the asphalt, ensuring water cannot get under the asphalt surface and cause anymore damage.
Once the rubber has cooled down and cured for traffic, we then remove all safety cones and/or signage and open the work area back up for traffic.