We Have Years of Experience Filling Pavement Cracks
If your asphalt driveway, parking lot, or walkway has developed cracks over time, the asphalt probably would benefit from crack filling. Spartanburg and Greenville County-area residents have used Spartan Paving & Concrete’s crack filling service to maintain their asphalt driveways for years. Crack filling is typically done when no traffic will be on the asphalt; drying time needed is 30 minutes to an hour, but the crack fill cures over 2 to 3 days. Learn more about crack filling below.
Understanding Asphalt Cracks and How to Stop Them
There are types of cracks, and correctly identifying them can make a world of difference in ensuring the lifespan of your asphalt surface remains undisturbed. We have the experience required to make an accurate diagnosis. Some of the most common kinds of cracks we fill include:
These cracks occur in heavy-traffic areas of a driveway. If unaddressed, single horizontal cracks can form a network of cracks that can ruin a driveway.
Block cracks can also interconnect, but instead of cutting the asphalt into small pieces – like alligator cracks – they create large blocks of disconnected pavement.
Longitudinal cracks run parallel to the center of the pavement and form within the pavement itself instead of the ground underneath.
As the name suggests, these cracks emerge within two feet or less of the outer edge of the pavement.
Transverse cracks are the opposite of longitudinal cracks and run perpendicular to the center of the pavement.
Driveways with an overlay are susceptible to reflection cracks if the overlay shifts and the surface underneath doesn’t.
Slippage cracks occur when the bond between the surface and course beneath the pavement falter and result in cracking.
Believe it or not, asphalt can shrink from lack of use. Shrinkage cracks occur due to volume changes.
What’s the Difference Between Crack Filling and Sealcoating?
Spartan Paving & Concrete performs both crack filling and sealcoating. They are both asphalt maintenance processes and their purpose is to extend the lifespan of asphalt, which means cost savings to customers. Sealcoating uses hot sealant to cover/seal the porous surface of asphalt and to fill narrow cracks. Crack filling uses a hot petroleum based/rubbery substance to fill and expand to seal crack of varying sizes and prevent further erosion of the asphalt.