Do you have cracks on your pavement or driveway that seem to be getting bigger and bigger? Don't worry, you're not alone. Over time, all types of pavement, including asphalt, start to show signs of wear and tear. But if you let these cracks go untreated, they'll only get worse and can eventually lead to more expensive repairs. Luckily, there's a simple solution: crack fillers. In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about crack fillers, including what they are, how they work, and which type is best for your specific needs.
Crack fillers are a type of pavement repair material used to fill in and seal cracks in asphalt, concrete, and other paved surfaces. They come in various forms, including liquid, hot-pour, and cold-pour options. Crack fillers are designed to prevent water and debris from seeping into the cracks, which can cause further damage to the pavement. By sealing the cracks, crack fillers can also help prevent safety hazards and improve the overall appearance of your pavement.
Crack fillers work by filling in and "sealing" the cracks in your pavement. Depending on the type of crack filler, the application process may vary slightly, but generally, you'll first need to clean out the cracks and remove any debris. Once the cracks are clean, you can apply the crack filler using a pour pot, squeegee, or other specialized tools. Hot-pour crack fillers require the use of a kettle to heat up the material prior to application, while some cold-pour options can be applied straight out of the container. Once the crack filler has been applied, it will need time to dry and cure.
The type of crack filler that's best for your pavement will depend on a few factors, including the type of pavement you have, the climate in your area, and the size and severity of the cracks. Hot-pour crack fillers are generally considered the most durable and effective, but they also require specialized equipment and can be more difficult to apply. Cold-pour options are more user-friendly and can be applied in a wider range of temperatures. However, they may not be as long-lasting as hot-pour options. Your asphalt contractor can help you determine which type of crack filler is best for your specific situation.
Cracks in your pavement can be unsightly, not to mention potentially dangerous if left untreated. But with the help of crack fillers, you can easily and affordably repair those cracks and extend the life of your pavement. Whether you choose a hot-pour or cold-pour option, make sure to work with a professional asphalt contractor who can ensure that the job is done correctly and to the highest standard. Contact Reliable Pavement Maintenance, Inc. today to schedule an appointment and get started on your crack filling project.