Why maintain your asphalt?
Asphalt pavement begins to deteriorate as soon as it is placed. When asphalt is
exposed to the weather conditions such as ultraviolet rays, rain water, oxygen,
road salt, heat and extreme cold, it reacts by expanding and contracting. This expansion
and contraction causes the common stress cracks and potholes.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun dry out the tar, breaking down carbon bonds in the
asphalt. This leads to the "alligator effect". Often when a surface reaches this
point of deterioration the damage is irreversible. This would make it necessary
to repave or patch your lot.
When a surface is cracked and has potholes rain water can cause damage. The rain
water begins to penetrate the asphalt weakening the sub-base. A weak sub-base leads
to overall surface weakness, inviting more cracks and pot holes.
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Here at Upstate Asphalt we service commercial properties using the necessary equipment
for each job including hand and spray applications. Our hand applications are applied in those
areas that require detail which are carefully
applied by our employees to ensure your driveway is sealed with perfection. When
working with the larger commercial areas we use top of the line sprayers to ensure
your lot is completed with precision.
Hot Crack Filling
It is inevitable that wear and tear will occur on your pavement due to weather conditions
and driving which will cause cracks. The process of hot crack filling can be done
to fill the cracks and prevent further issues. This process should be followed by
Crack Filler Before
Crack Filler In Progress
Crack Filler After