Asphalt Crack Sealing and Sealcoating Near Albuquerque and Santa Fe NM
Pavement lies on the ground all day taking a beating. From traffic to the elements to vehicle fluids, pavement is destined to fail from the day it is installed. This is why pavement preservation is so important. It helps to prolong the life of your investment. Pavement preservation consists of three elements.
Although asphalt pavement is meant to be a flexible pavement, it still will crack just like concrete. The big difference between asphalt and concrete is that in asphalt the cracks will be random since there is no way to put “joints” in the asphalt to control where the cracks occur. Once these cracks form they break the seal that the asphalt has with the underlying soil. This allows moisture to not only go into the underlying soil and saturate it, it also allows for the moisture to evaporate out of the soil causing it to loose its compaction. Either of these situations will lead to pavement failures that require repairs. It’s important that you have your lot assessed on a yearly basis and all the cracks sealed with a hot rubberized crack filler.
Once the pavement fails the only option for repair is to cut out the failed area, re-compact the soil,
and reinstall asphalt. This is one of the great advantages of asphalt over concrete. Repairs are most commonly found in the form of “alligatored areas” and pot holes. Both of these failures are an indicator of base failure. Like a cancer if not repaired they will continue to spread across your asphalt until they have consume
d it. It is extremely important to have your pavement assessed on a yearly basis and these areas repaired prior to doing the cracksealing. Our asphalt contractors and driveway pavers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque can handle any type of repair, from asphalt crack sealing to the best parking lot maintenance Albuquerque NM has to offer.
There are many types of sealcoat materials out there and they all serve a specific purpose depending on the condition of your asphalt. It is recommended that you apply a sealcoat to your pavement every 3-5 years depending on the specific conditions of your asphalt. Armour Pavement specializes in the application of the following sealcoat materials:
- Rejuvenator Sealer: This is a sealer that penetrates into the asphalt and “rejuvenates” the oils that have been oxidized. This type of sealer does to asphalt much the same as a stain to wood. It seals from the inside out and helps to bring back the flexability of the asphalt.
- Asphalt Emulsion Based Sealer: This is a sealer that seals the surface. Much like a paint on wood it seals the asphalt at the surface. Our proprietary product is made up of 65% solids which means that it will leave a minimal thickness wearing course and can be installed in a single application which helps to minimize the amount of time that you are inconvenienced.
Besides the obvious benefits of a pavement preservation plan, it also helps to beautify your property and add to its value. Call 505-897-8190 or Email us today to consult with your paving expert on setting up a pavement preservation plan.