Asphalt Maintenance in San Antonio, TX

Asphalt Maintenance

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Remove and Replace Patching

Areas that have significant cracking and/or uneven surface due to sub-grade failure must be removed and replaced to keep the affected area from spreading. This method of repair is the most permanent, aesthetically pleasing type of patching, but it can be more expensive. The failed asphalt area will be sawcut and existing asphalt removed. The road base will re-compacted (added if needed) and a tack coat applied to the asphalt edge for bonding. New asphalt will be placed and compacted.

Crack Sealing

As the seasons change, asphalt expands and contracts. This movement causes cracks. If cracks are not sealed, they will allow water to flow through the asphalt to the base. The base will become saturated and will not be able to support the asphalt above. More cracks will form allowing more water to enter the base. Without maintenance, this cycle will destroy your asphalt. Crack seal seals cracks from water. Crack seal is made of rubberized asphalt which expands and contracts with the crack. Crack sealing is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your asphalt.

Skin Patching

Skin patching attempts to bridge over defects by adding a thin layer of compacted asphalt to the problem area. This application is typically used to repair potholes and settled areas around manholes or catch basins. It is considered a
temporary (1-3 year), inexpensive fix. Skin patches will alter the smoothness of your asphalt. The failed asphalt area will be cleaned of all loose debris. A tack coat will be applied to the existing asphalt for bonding. New asphalt will be placed and compacted.

Striping

A parking lot is often the first thing noticed by customers, clients, and visitors. A newly striped lot looks sharp. It projects an image of what you might find inside. Striping is a relatively inexpensive way to improve the look of your asphalt. If you need help improving the look or the flow of traffic on your parking lot, give us a call at (830) 438-4030