Asphalt Repair

Asphalt patch work on the edge of the driveway

What You Need To Know About Asphalt Repair.

There many things to consider when making asphalt repairs. First of all, you need to determine what caused the damage. Ultraviolet rays and water damage are the two leading causes of pavement damage.

Ultraviolet rays may lead to cracks in the asphalt as it breaks down the asphaltic material. These cracks will allow water to penetrate the asphalt making the sub base material saturated and washed out. If the base material is washed out from underneath the asphalt, the asphalt will fail and turn into a pothole.

Once a pothole is created, the base underneath the pothole will have to be fixed. To do this, we need to remove the base material which has been saturated. Depending on the size of the pothole, we may need special equipment to make the repairs.

We remove the material using either a small kid steer or a large excavation equipment. After we have evaluated the area and remove the material, we cut the perimeter of the affected area with a saw.

Once we have made saw cuts around the perimeter, we clean out asphalt and materials present in the affected area. Ensuring that the area is clean and free of debris. To make sure that there is a proper foundation for the new base material, we have to remove all the wet materials.

After removing the wet materials, we will replace the area with a new compactable material like crush and run or stone. Depending on the depth and size of the excavation, it may be necessary for us to compact the new material in lifts. Once we have placed the proper compaction base material, apply a tack coat.

The tack coat ensures adhesion between the new paving and the base material. After these steps have all been completed, we can now move to the next step which is paving. Apply the asphalt paving material at the same depth as the existing pavement.

To ensure that the area matches the elevation of the existing pavement, the new asphalt is compacted using a vibratory roller compactor. We then use a blower to clean up the work area and remove all the excess debris. We have been very successful with this process.