Asphalt is a typically durable material, but this doesn’t mean that repairs are not required. Whilst repair works are not required frequently, there may be a requirement every 5 years or so due to general wear and tear. Other times and external influence could be creating an issue that is causing cracking to occur. Here we will explain what these causes may be, how we carry out the repair works and the aftercare requirements to ensure that your asphalt has the longest possible lifespan.
Assessing the Damage
Being professionals in the industry and having care for our clients and the work we do, we will not simply attend to repair damage without first assessing why it has occurred. If you have been finding that areas of your asphalt have lifted as well as cracked, this could be an indicator that there is an external influence playing a part in the damage. We will assess this to see if there is a tree root or other object growing beneath your asphalt so that this can be addressed and our clients are not going to be required to have frequent repair works done to an area that could be rectified from the cause in the first instance.
If there are just a few minor cracks or edging issues that need to be addressed, we are able to complete some minor repairs rather than a complete resurfacing of your area. To do this we are able to fill out the cracks as they typically only appear on the top layer and leave the middle and lower layers in perfect condition. These are then compressed and sealed as per the standard process and this will leave your asphalt paving area looking as good as new in no time.
When there is cracking shown throughout the asphalt area, it may mean that a complete resurfacing is required to get it back up to standard. These kind of works are often not required for many years after the initial installation, however they are a service we provide as there is a need for them eventually and commonly in older homes. This can be a great opportunity for you to customize your asphalt area with some color if this option was not available when you first has your asphalt area installed. Our team will gladly speak with you about your options so that you can make an informed decision.
Sealing is a standard requirement of asphalt to help strengthen its surface. As asphalt is a porous material, it can easily absorb any stains that fall onto it. A sealer will help to slow down the absorption process so that you can clean up stains before they are soaked in and start affecting the appearance of your property. The sealer will also help to protect your asphalt from the elements of mother nature and cracking that occurs due to this. Sealing is generally required every three to five years.