Over time, your asphalt parking lot, driveway, or other asphalt surface will begin to deteriorate. Between 3-5 years after the asphalt was laid, it will begin to show its first cracks. When this happens, you have two choices. You can either sit back and watch your asphalt surface crumble before your eyes, or you can call Reliable Contracting, your Baltimore asphalt contractor, to handle the situation.
Crack Filling & Asphalt Repairs
According to the Federal Highway Administration Manual of Practice (FWHA Report Number FHWS-RD-99-147), “crack sealing and filling are imperative preventative maintenance tools.”
Crack filling is exactly what it sounds like. By filling asphalt cracks, water is prevented from penetrating the surface, weakening the base and sub-base, and deteriorating the asphalt from the inside. Crack filling is the single most effective and cost-effective way to extend the lifecycle of your deteriorating asphalt surface.
Benefits of Crack Filling
- Stops water from penetrating the base and sub-base
- Keeps dirt, sand, gravel, and other debris from penetrating cracks
- Minimizes crack growth
- Prevents freeze / thaw movement
- Prevents from developing into pot holes
- Prevents total failure
Preventative asphalt maintenance, like rack filling, can extend the lifespan of your asphalt surface anywhere from 6-20 years, according to the Strategic Highway Research Programs (SHRP) Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP).
Reliable Contracting: Your Baltimore Asphalt Contractor
Reliable Contracting Company is a full-service commercial and residential asphalt paving contractor, offering the production and installation of hot and cold-mix asphalt, asphalt patching, milling, sealcoating, and, of course, Crack Filling. And with more than 400 employees, 100 trucks and 250 pieces of earthmoving equipment, Reliable Contracting is now Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor. So why call anyone else?
If you have any questions about Crack Filling or if you have a construction project that you need completed right the first time, please contact Reliable Contracting by calling 410-987-0313 or visit our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!