Hot & Cold Applied Crack Filling & Sealing?
Hot pour cracking involves heated up blocks of rubberized asphalt in a specially designed oil-jacketed melter and then applying the heated material to cracks in roads and parking lots. Hot pour crack filling and sealing is generally done on roads and highways and in many cases, on parking lots. Hot pour offers the advantage of quick set times (10 minutes or less). Once the hot pour material cools you can drive on it.
Cold Applied Crack Filling and Sealing provides an efficient, economical and effective approach to filling and sealing cracks in asphalt pavement. “Filling” and “Sealing” are terms that are used interchangeably in the pavement maintenance industry. Both terms essentially mean the same thing with some attributing the term “Sealing” to strictly rubberized elastomeric materials. Cold applied crack filling is typically performed on parking lots and driveways, but can also provide effective results on roads and streets. Cold Applied Crack Fillers typically consist of a clay-filled, polymer-modified asphalt emulsion liquid that flows into cracks at ambient temperatures.
Asphalt Sealcoating is the Smart Choice for Pavement Preservation.
Asphalt pavement is mostly rock and/or stone and gravel, along with a binder. The rock, or aggregate, is held together with this binder known as asphalt cement. Maintaining this binder is essential to preserve the service life of asphalt surfaces. Rain, U.V. rays, and chemicals, as they are introduced into the asphalt, will degrade the binder and thus begin the degradation process of the asphalt. This will continue and create a surface that turns brittle. So, the purpose of asphalt sealcoating is to protect the asphalt pavement and to beautify at the same time. The earlier an asphalt sealer can be applied in the life cycle of asphalt the better.Type your paragraph here.
Sealcoating Increases Pavement Service Life
To reduce the effects of the above-mentioned elements, it is important to implement a maintenance program that utilizes sealcoating to extend the life of your parking lot or driveway. Sealcoating will provide a layer of protection blocking out harmful intrusions such as water, oils, and U.V. damage. In addition, when asphalt sealer is applied to manufacturers’ specifications, sealcoating provides a slip-resistant surface with a deep black finish that beautifies the parking lot or driveway. Asphalt sealers are typically bituminous based products or acrylics. The sealcoat is in a liquid formulation of one of the above emulsions, mixed with water, silica sand, polymer additives, and other proprietary fillers and solids. These products can be applied by brush, spray or squeegee.
A regularly scheduled sealcoating program will more than double the life of the asphalt, saving you significant dollars down the line.
Instead of having to pay thousands of dollars for new pavement, it is more cost effective to spend only pennies on the dollar per square foot to maintain.
What it does
Seal Coating Improves appearance, property value and the ability to lease properties easier. The dark black color makes it look and wear like a newly paved surface. Its Slows oxidation and inhibits water penetration. Without sealcoating, the oxidation process turns the pavement from black to gray as it continues to weaken the asphalt bonding and causes deterioration. As the asphalt loses its strength more reveling and cracking takes place. Its also resists gas and oil spills. Without adequate sealcoating those spills will soften and break down asphalt pavement.
Protecting your investment
Your Parking Lot is the “Welcome Mat” to Your Property. It provides both image and functionality to business or institution. Your parking lot represents a substantial capital investment that must be maintained. A scheduled program of pavement maintenance that includes sealcoating and crack filling will more than double the life of your asphalt pavement and provide maximum curb appeal.
Sealcoating and crack filling are a fraction of the cost of repairing or replacing asphalt pavement.
Sealcoating, or pavement sealing, is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt-based pavements to provide a layer of protection from the elements: water, oils, and U.V. damage.
At VA Striping we do Asphalt sealcoating and parking lot striping , this protects the investment in your commercial parking lots or in your community roadways. Asphalt sealcoating will also help extend the life of the asphalt by slowing oxidation, preventing water penetration and it acts as a barrier against oil and gas spills. AT VA Striping we specializes in parking lot maintenance and we have skilled technicians and the latest spray equipment to apply the proper coatings and revitalize your parking areas. So contact us today to set up an evaluation of your property. We alway provide a free estimate to any size project.