If your asphalt is showing signs of wear and tear, crack filling could be the solution you’ve been seeking. Crack filling is a cost-effective way of extending the life of your asphalt and improving its appearance without major construction. If you are considering crack filling but aren’t sure if the benefits are truly worthwhile, here is a look at some of the advantages of choosing this treatment for your asphalt surfaces.
Prevent the Formation of Potholes
Small cracks are inevitable with asphalt. What isn’t inevitable is continued damage. If left untreated, small cracks will always grow until they are larger, and without any repairs, those large cracks will turn into potholes. By filling cracks as they appear as part of your regular asphalt maintenance work, you can avoid the inconvenience and expense of repairing major damage in the future.
Reduce Water Damage
Another reason cracks are so detrimental to asphalt is that they allow water to penetrate the surface. Water is extremely dangerous for asphalt, as it causes the base to fail, which in turn causes the surface of the pavement to fail. When small cracks are present, water seeps through them to the base, causing irreparable damage. Crack filling prevent this kind of water penetration. Using weather-proof material for crack filling repels water, providing an extra layer of protection.
Improve the Appearance of Your Asphalt
Cracks in asphalt don’t just undermine the performance of your asphalt—they also make it look bad. Crack filling restores the smooth surface so that it looks like new. Crack filling material also creates a satiny finish that further improves the aesthetic appeal.
Make repairs to your asphalt with the help of Schreiner, Inc. Located in Steamboat Springs, CO, Schreiner, Inc. offers seal coating, patching, crack filling, and other services necessary to keep your pavement in top condition. Call (970) 871-0078 to discuss your project with Schreiner, Inc. today.