Asphalt Crack Sealing in Post Falls, ID

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THE SOLUTION

CRACK SEALING

Crack sealing is the process of filling cracks in your surface. It is a cost-effective and preventive measure to maintain the integrity of the pavement. Cracks allow water to seep into the base, which leads to deterioration of the asphalt. Crack sealing helps prevent this by providing a barrier against moisture and other elements.

HOW DOES CRACK SEALING WORK?

Crack sealing is a two-step process.

First, the cracks are cleaned out with a blower or wire brush.

Next, hot tar or asphalt emulsion is applied to the cracks. This material bonds to the sides of the crack, forming a seal that prevents water from seeping in. The sealant also helps to prevent further cracking and deterioration of the pavement. It removes any vegetation or debris that could interfere with the sealant.

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WHY IS CRACK SEALING IMPORTANT?

Crack sealing is an important part of asphalt pavement maintenance. It helps prevent water from seeping into the base, leading to the deterioration of the asphalt.

It also helps to prevent further cracking and deterioration of the pavement. Crack sealing is a cost-effective measure that can extend the life of your pavement.

WE EVALUATE YOUR SURFACE AND PICK THE BEST METHOD OF CRACK SEALING

Depending on the size and depth of the crack we make sure that the crack stays sealed for more than three times longer than the industry standard of one year. If it is a waste of money to crack fill certain cracks, then we will offer other, effective solutions.

Crack filling is very important before winter. If there is no filler in the crack water will start to get in the crack washing base metrical out and cause sinkholes areas causing cracks to extend and worsen. Crack filling will not help crocodile crack areas get any better but crack filler will prevent surrounding cracks from worsening

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How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Crack Sealing

The process of crack sealing is a great way to improve the appearance of your driveway or parking lot. There are several factors to consider before choosing the right type of sealant: cost, environmental impact, and quality. Listed below are some of the main factors to consider. Once you've decided which method to use, you can move forward to the next step: evaluating the quality of sealants and the effectiveness of your crack sealing project.

Cost-effectiveness

To determine the effectiveness of different methods of crack sealing, researchers have analyzed the performance of unsealed and sealed pavement. Most studies have focused on unsealed pavement and found that sealing improves pavement performance. However, not many studies have compared the cost-benefit of different techniques. This research aims to address this gap. In this article, we will discuss the differences and similarities between these two methods.

Although it is an important preventive maintenance strategy, pavement experts differ on which method is more cost-effective. Using literature review, a survey, and field performance data, researchers have developed a cost-effectiveness guideline for pavement crack sealing. The results from this study provide a basis for comparing the various methods. Crack sealing is also more expensive than crack filling. Despite its initial high cost, crack sealing may offer longer service. More research is needed to determine whether higher performance materials are truly beneficial.

Environmental impact

While crack sealing may not have a negative environmental impact, it can have a detrimental impact on pavements. When applied improperly, crack sealing can cause damage to asphalt pavements due to moisture entrapment. Unlike other types of surface treatments, crack sealing prevents water from escaping upwards. In fact, crack sealing can reduce the lifespan of pavements by 1.1 to 2 years. This can lead to an increase in maintenance and rehabilitation costs.

This study shows that a crack seal technique can reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide by 50 percent. However, the crack seal method has the lowest overall emission reduction. The researchers suggest that all methods of preventive maintenance reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They recommend that new pavement studies incorporate sustainable pavement management components and consider the environmental impact of crack sealing. The study concludes that future pavements must incorporate a comprehensive life-cycle assessment to evaluate their overall environmental impact.

Quality of sealant

When determining the quality of asphalt crack sealant, consider the following factors: Size, shape, moisture content, and repair method. Crack sealant's success depends on several factors. Generally, a crack less than 20% in crack density requires a more flexible product. In contrast, a larger crack density requires a stiffer sealant. In addition, sealant's tackiness decreases after it has been cured.

When choosing an asphalt crack filler, make sure to choose one with the right adhesive properties. Asphalt filler is not rubberized, and it might dislodge if the pavement moves. Sealant, on the other hand, expands and contracts with the pavement. If the crack filler doesn't expand and contract with the pavement, it is not the right choice. For this reason, choosing a high-quality asphalt crack filler is imperative.