The most important Preventative Maintenance step you can do for your parking lot is crack sealing! Crack sealing your asphalt will help prevent water from penetrating into your sub-base which is a major cause of pavement failure. By using state-of-the-art equipment to install hot applied joint sealants (meeting or exceeding FAA, ASTM and MHD standards) We seal these cracks shut.
The Advantages and Benefits of Crack sealing
Water flowing through open cracks into sub-base materials leads to pavement deterioration which is commonly evidenced by the following conditions:
Consolidation of sub-base material
Formation of voids under pavement
Swelling, shrinking of sub-base materials
Frost and/or freeze-thaw action
Alligatoring, raveling, pot holes and/or complete failure
If they are left unattended, open cracks will begin to compromise the qualities of your pavement surface and eventually lead to the need for costly repairs or replacement. They may also increase your chance of liability problems.
Shamblin Sealcoating offers a means of extending pavement life through the use of a crack repair maintenance program which deters the harmful effects of water penetration into the sub-base. Application of a hot fiber reinforced rubberized asphalt crack filler will prevent water penetration into the sub-base thereby prolonging the life of your pavement and elimination of potential liabilities.
Fiber reinforced crack repair is the foundation of a successful maintenance program for any type of pavement.
The Proper Way to Install Crack Filler
Remove any vegetation
Thoroughly blow out cracks making sure the sidewalls are clean using a minimum of 125 CFM 90 PSI Air Pressure.
Seal cracks using Hot Fiber Reinforced Rubberized Crack Sealant meeting specification SS-S1401C/ASTM 3405 heated in a double jacketed Melter to a minimum of 325 degrees and applied with a pressure applicator.
Apply Black Beauty over the filled cracks