Asphalt, like any other part of a property, needs to be maintained and repaired for safety and aesthetic reasons. But how do you determine when you need to perform asphalt repairs? There are some tell-tale signs that it may be time for asphalt repairs and not just a reseal or a complete repave job.
Cracks That Look Like Webs
These cracks are shallow in depth, but they will cross a large area of your asphalt. In most cases, these cracks resemble spider webs. Some professionals refer to them as “alligator cracks” as they may also resemble the scales on the skin of an alligator. This issue generally requires full-depth reclamation of the area in order to ensure safety.
Are you seeing waves in your asphalt? This buckling or wave effect on the asphalt is often due to heavy usage or potentially resulting from a bad base. It is imperative to have an asphalt professional come out to assess the situation because a bad base needs to be addressed and repaired as soon as possible. If it is determined that the waves in your asphalt are not the result of a bad base, the problem could be resolved by simply laying more asphalt over the waves to level it out.
Sitting moisture is one of the last things that you want to see on your asphalt. Standing water is very bad for the long term health of pavement. The water seeps between the layers of the asphalt and, over time, will start to break down the agents used to bind the pavement. This break down leads to cracks, potholes and a host of other damages to your pavement. If your asphalt is not draining properly, having a professional remedy the issue is essential to the long-term health of your asphalt.
If you notice any of these issues with your asphalt surface, contact us today. We provide professional asphalt services and repairs that both we and our customers can be proud of.