Asphalt Maintenance

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Water destroys pavement sub-surfaces. Keep it out by keeping your cracks filled and sealed with the proper sealers. We will clean out your pavement cracks, fill them and seal them and keep your pavement in tip top shape for years to come. Our Annual Maintenance Program will ensure that your pavement stays in the best condition. We will check the condition of your pavement every year for signs of problems and suggest the appropriate solution that best meets your asphalt pavement needs and budget. Our Annual Maintenance Program includes routine Crack Filling & Sealing, Oil Stain Removal and Patch & Pothole Repairs

CRACK FILLING & SEALING

Crack filling and sealing is critical to maintaining the longevity of your parking lot area. Water penetration is one of six factors that control the length of your pavement’s lifespan. Water penetrates through cracks and reaches the base, thus weakening the support of your asphalt pavement surface. Our Annual Maintenance Program includes routine crack filling and sealing. There are many types of crack sealants manufactured for a variety of cracks found in asphalt pavement surfaces. Available cure time, crack deterioration, water drainage profile, traffic pattern, and many other factors govern which crack filling and sealing product is best for your lot.

Proper crack filling and sealing technique is critical. There are multiple material placement methods for crack sealants. These include flush fill, band-aid, over banding or capping, recessed band-aid and reservoir methods to name but a few. We install crack sealants to the highest standards that are recommended by the manufacturers and industry experts to ensure proper bonding and durability. Specifically, a deep reservoir and recess method is usually recommended where cracks are routed, using a power router, and are installed where needed to ensure a solid foundation for the sealant. These extra steps are usually the difference between a long lasting seal job and a band-aid seal job that is porous after a few months.

OIL STAIN REMOVAL

Getting oil off the driveway or parking lot has always been a problem. First we burn out the oils in the asphalt pavement using a special asphalt heating torching device on a slow burning process in order to insure we don’t disturb the good asphalt. Next we let it set for a while until it cools down. Then we paste the oil primer in stages until the desired texture has been achieved. Our Annual Maintenance Program includes this service.

PATCH & POTHOLE REPAIRS

Is your asphalt parking lot in pretty good shape except for a few potholes? Let us repair those holes – properly. We take the extra step by ensuring that all those important details, such as properly preparing the edges, inserting hot asphalt, and compacting the patch with a roller are performed professionally. Our Annual Maintenance Program includes this service.
There are three kinds of pothole/patching repair.

  1. A basic pothole fill: Which consists of applying tac coat to the edge of the broken asphalt, then applying hot mix asphalt and then rolling for compaction. This is usually used for deep holes, or for businesses with a smaller budget for asphalt repairs.

  2. A skim patch: This is for porous areas, or areas with mild deterioration. First, we apply a layer of tac to the desired area. Typically, the tac is squared off and symmetrical where possible for aesthetics. Then a thin layer of asphalt (usually no thicker then one inch) is installed, then rolled for compaction.

  3. Excavate and Re-pave: This is the more permanent of the three. We start by saw cutting the desired area, typically squared off and symmetrical where possible. We remove the troubled area completely by excavating the deteriorated asphalt. The gravel base is then checked for stability. We then apply tac coat to the existing asphalt edges and then installed the desired thickness of asphalt. Then we roll for compaction.

POWER SWEEPING

Whether its spring, summer or fall if you have any sweeping needs we would be happy to help. We have all the proper equipment to sweep indoor parkades, or outside parking lots. Work can be done when it is most convenient for you and your business. Once finished we will remove all sweeping debris from site.

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