Repairing A Crack In Your Asphalt Parking Lot
Asphalt cracks do happen, and the best preventative medicine is continued maintenance. As with anything, having knowledge about a specific subject helps you to make the best decisions when it comes time for maintenance and care. As always I turned to the experts of asphalt paving and repair to help get some great content for this article.
Over time, there isn’t much you can do to avoid cracks in your asphalt parking lot, driveway or roadway. Even with a good asphalt paving job, professionally done with the best materials, it begins aging the minute it cools down. The oil that binds it together weakens, and the movement of the ground, in combination with the effects of moisture and the sun, cause it to deteriorate. Once a crack appears, moisture reaches below the pavement’s surface and softens it, or in cold climates freezes it, causing it to expand. The pavement around the crack then starts to deteriorate, which makes the problem worse. For this reason, it’s best to tackle the issue before it gets out of control.