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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How often should pavement be crack filled?

Since this is part of routine maintenance, it can be done as often as needed but should ideally be done at least once a year.

 

Can all types of cracks be filled?

No. Only Straight line cracks should be filled. Alligator cracks cannot be filled.

 

Why can't alligator cracks be filled?

When alligator crack areas appear in a parking lot it means that water has penetrated the subgrade layer and that pavement can no longer support the weight of the traffic. It's a sign of extreme pavement deterioration that requires complete pavement reconstruction to fix.

 

How long does it take the crack filling material to dry?

The crack filling material is applied at 300 degrees farenheit but cools to the touch in minutes.

 

How is crack filler applied and how does it work?

Crack filler is applied at 300 degrees farenheit and is squeegeed tightly into cracks. When crack filler cools off it expands. It's designed to be flexible and moves with changes in temperature as pavement expands and contracts.

 

What is the best thing I can do to prevent cracks in my pavement?

Two things: commit to yearly pavement inspection and maintenance to fix minor cracks and problems before they turn into bigger problems. Crack filling and sealcoating is the best way to prevent more cracks from forming in pavement. Second, be diligent about inspecting your pavement so you find small cracks before they turn into bigger ones.

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