Asphalt Patching and Sealing
Using our professional equipment, we are able to do any size asphalt sealing job, from residential driveways to commercial parking lots. As part of our asphalt sealcoating services, we patch potholes and fill asphalt cracks before coating the blacktop with the sealcoat. We also offer patching and asphalt crack filling as a separate service and Parking Lot Striping.
For a typical residential blacktop driveway or a typical commercial parking area, our process is basically the same. The only difference is the time it takes to complete each step in the process (due to the size of the job).
Step One - Edging
We begin by edge grass along the pavement if there is any. This exposes the edge of the pavement so we can get a good coverage when we spray.
Step Two - Asphalt Surface Preparation
We prepare the surface of the asphalt itself so that it is clean and ready for the sealant. With our commercial blower we clean off all the loose grit and debris, with special attention to loose debris in cracks and potholes. If there is any caked-on dirt, we remove it by hand or with our commercial pressure washer. If there are oil spots, we treat them so the sealer will be able to adhere to the area.
Step Three - Repairing Cracks in Asphalt
We fill all cracks and pot holes with a special filler. If you have just a few cracks, we fill the cracks by hand, but for a large number of cracks, we use our Melter to apply a bead of crack filler material.
Step Four - Asphalt Sealer Application by Hand
If there are any areas where the drive or parking area comes in contact with a building, wall, or a brick mowing edge, we brush the sealer on by hand. This eliminates over-spray.
Step Five - Sealcoating
We spray the sealer on the blacktop. Then, you must let the sealcoating dry for at least 24 hours before using the driveway or parking area.
The Importance of Filling Cracks in Asphalt
Filling cracks in asphalt is one of the best ways to maintain an asphalt drive or parking area. Stoneman Services specializes in asphalt patching and crack filling.
A single crack, left untreated can expand into hundreds of fractures that threaten the integrity of your asphalt pavement. Cracks in asphalt allow water to make its way down to the base and sub-base, weakening the base and the surface above. In winter, the problem with water is exacerbated with the freeze-thaw cycle, which can expand cracks and cause pavement failure.
So when your drive or parking area starts to crack, it's time to give us a call. Annual crack filling is a cost-effective procedure that can prevent expensive repairs later on.
The Importance of Sealcoating
All asphalt eventually has to be replaced, but a long-term maintenance program that includes sealcoating can extend the life of your asphalt pavement. Sealing the porous surface of asphalt prevents deterioration, with the added bonus of making older surfaces look new again.
The biggest "natural" enemies of asphalt are rain, sun, and UV rays. Traffic and automobiles also leave deposits of gasoline, oil, rock salt and other chemicals can eat away at pavement that is not sealcoated. Sealcoating costs pennies per square feet compared to asphalt paving so postpone repaving as long as you can with regular maintenance. Give us a call today.
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