The Problem Posed by Cracks in Pavement
While cracks may seem insignificant, most problems with pavement integrity start with small cracks. In areas with colder winters, like our customers in the southern Appalachians, moisture on the surface will expand when frozen and push asphalt or concrete apart as it does so. Other times, heat may dry out the pavement and wear and tear from heavy use may lead to the formation of cracks.
Once a crack is in place, it will only expand if left alone and water continues to enter and weaken the area. The crack then widens, lengthens, and threatens the overall stability of the surface.
Crack Filling as a Solution
Cracks can be filled or sealed, depending on the severity of the problem. These are two methods of filling the space and re-integrating the area to the surrounding pavement. When done properly, this can be seen as a permanent solution relative to the life of the entire paved surface.
Turner Asphalt Can Fill Cracks to Restore Strength & Appearance to Pavement
While there are some DIY crack filling supplies at home improvement stores, without professional assistance and knowledge of the extent of the issue, the problem is likely to recur. Instead, it’s wise to contact an experienced pavement contractor like Turner Asphalt. We can fully diagnose and repair any cracks found on your paved surface.
For crack filling in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida, give Turner Asphalt a call at 877-887-6372.