Asphalt Filler vs. Crack Sealing

When installed properly, an asphalt pavement surface can last for decades. However the normal wear and tear of day-to-day life on your business’ asphalt pavement surfaces can sustain some damage. Continuous traffic, pressure from vehicle weight and harsh weather conditions can all contribute to asphalt cracks or holes that need to be repaired in a timely manner. So as a business owner, how do you know whether the damage requires an asphalt filler vs. crack sealing? We are walking you through a few options below:


First Step: Monitor the Asphalt Surface Regularly

As a business owner, it is so important to regularly monitor the commercial asphalt surfaces at your organization. Make time on a monthly basis to observe the condition of your commercial parking lot. When you start to notice a hole or crack forming in the asphalt, it’s imperative that you contact a professional paving company right away. The longer the asphalt stays damaged, the more risk that the damaged area grows and needs more repair. 


Second Step: Determine the Best Solution with a Pavement Professional

If you start to notice a crack or hole in the surface, evaluate the type of damage you’re seeing. Crack filling is very effective with damage that is less than 0.1 inch wide. Cracks that are diagonal or longitudinal will rarely expand, so a crack filler is usually best in this case. Crack sealer needs to be applied as soon as possible to prevent the crack from getting any deeper. But keep in mind, the more crack fillers in a surface, the less aesthetically pleasing the parking lot looks. The right pavement professional can assess the type of damage and help you decide whether filler or sealant is best for repairs.

Asphalt Filler vs. Crack Sealing

Third Step: Continue to Maintain the Area

As mentioned above, too many filled in cracks and holes will not look very aesthetically pleasing to your customers. We recommend regularly monitoring the asphalt surface to ensure that new cracks can be dealt with as soon as they form. The more you monitor the surface, the less likely your asphalt parking lot will sustain long term damage.


Fourth Step: Choose the Right Pavement Company

Asphalt pavement that has been properly installed should last for at least 15 years. When new cracks or holes surface, it’s important to trust the right asphalt pavement professionals to repair the job.


Connect With Pro-Pave, Inc. 


Pro-Pave, Inc. has established a reputation as one of the Washington, DC area’s most reliable paving companies. We know everything to know about asphalt paving. 


We currently offer these asphalt services for roads, parking lots, and more: Excavation, Asphalt Stone Work, Asphalt Grading, Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Patching, Asphalt Milling, Asphalt Sealcoating, Asphalt Crack Sealing, and Asphalt Striping and Signage.


 To find out more about how we can help your business with all of your paving needs, contact Pro-Pave today. Visit our website, or give us a call at (703) 433-9500.


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