Asphalt crack filling is a very popular solution in the Tacoma, WA area. Though asphalt is one of the most durable and stable types of pavement in use today, especially for commercial pavement and parking lots, water and wear can cause it to crack. Pavement cracks, while they don’t seem like major damage, are often indicators of deeper issues and can lead to more serious damage if left untreated. That’s where your trusted local paving company comes in.
Tacoma WA’s Trusted Commercial Crack Filling Company
Rainier Asphalt & Concrete is the Tacoma WA area’s trusted company for commercial paving, and we don’t just install long-lasting parking lots and roadways. Our asphalt experts can also perform high quality repairs like crack sealing to keep your asphalt pavement stable for longer. Let’s dive into how our commercial crack sealing services can save your pavement.
Our Crack Filling Process
- Our contractors can use wire brooms or blowers to thoroughly clean the cracks and remove dirt, fallen leaves, or other debris.
- Next we apply a hot, rubberized crack filling compound to completely fill in the crack and use a torch over the surface to properly bond it with the existing pavement and ensure a smooth surface. Hot-pour asphalt products are superior to cold crack fillers because they ensure a complete bond with exposed asphalt.
- Once the crack sealant cools and hardens in a process called curing, the crack is now completely sealed from moisture and debris while also remaining flexible. Depending on weather conditions and the wear your asphalt receives, crack fillers can last for up to a decade.
Custom Asphalt Repair Solutions
It’s very important to get cracks sealed as soon as they appear so that they don’t widen or destabilize your parking lot. That said, cracks over 1/8″ wide are ideal for filling, as the rubberized asphalt fillers have space to bond with the exposed asphalt surface. Extensive networks of shallow cracks, called alligator cracking, are best repaired with asphalt patching, a process where the entire surface of the pavement is replaced with new asphalt.
Rainier Asphalt & Concrete: Tacoma WA’s Premier Commercial Paving Company
We’re a local company based in Seattle WA, so we understand the needs of business owners in the area, and we’re dedicated to complete client satisfaction. Contact us today to discuss your crack filling and asphalt repair needs.