This can’t be stressed enough! When cracks start to appear in your parking lot, they need to be sealed quickly. Think of your parking lot as your teeth. When you start to get a small cavity, you will want to get it filled as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’re facing expensive repair work or worse.
Asphalt is the same way in that cracks lead to larger and more costly repairs. The good news is that crack sealing is an inexpensive repair that can be performed year-round. It works simply by keeping water out of the area between your asphalt and the dirt it sits on.
There are a lot of reasons why asphalt could crack, but the main suspects are the sun and water. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are always beating down on the surface, drying it out, and causing it to become more brittle. The water that comes from weather or irrigation runoff seeps into those newly formed cracks and starts the erosion process that eventually becomes the pothole. Cracks can come from many other sources as well. Earth movement, heavy traffic loads, or poor construction design or repairs. The main types of cracks found in parking lots include fatigue cracks, reflective cracks, and block cracks.
Contact All County Sealcoating and Striping to get your cracks fixed!