Traditional asphalt patching requires the damaged asphalt to be milled or cut out and removed. Layers of new asphalt (and sometimes crushed stone) are placed and compacted in the repair area. This method is a very durable solution when more extensive repairs are necessary. The most common problems addressed using this method include wear and cracking.
Concrete and asphalt are both highly vulnerable to damage when exposed to the elements for a long period of time. The first indication of damage to concrete is if the surface looks as if it’s been cracked and/or damaged. Damaged concrete is susceptible to cracking, blistering and chipping. Depending on the extent of damage, further cracks may occur and the top layer may begin to separate.
Asphalt repairs for cracks should be done as quickly as possible to minimize the damage. The crack should be treated for both moisture and oxygen before being sealed. The crack should be cut out and the asphalt on either side of the crack should be removed and repaired using an asphalt cement or sealer. Asphalt repair is the perfect repair option for small patches. Cracks usually fall into this category. It’s best to use asphalt cement that has been sealed with a hot oil. This will help it last longer in the cold winter months. The best results are obtained when cracks are first cleaned and the patch is allowed to dry before applying the sealant.
Traditional asphalt patching is definitely a viable option for many repairs. It is often chosen for street resurfacing. The other main type is strip patching. We provide both methods for patching various types of asphalt.
Traditional Patching is commonly used to patch the following: