Maintenance of your asphalt:
Proper preventative maintenance is the key to prolonging the life of you asphalt pavement. The best way to prevent major expenses is to crack fill, sealcoat and preform asphalt patching when necessary on a regular basis. We use state-of-the-art equipment and material, hire educated professionals, and perform the newest application techniques to ensure the highest quality project and is completed on time and on budget.
When areas of deterioration arise in your pavement, there are three methods that Johnson & Sons Paving use to correct the problems.
- Saw cut and remove the existing asphalt, re-compact the base stone, and re-patch or pave the asphalt to match the existing pavement around it.
- Inferred Heat repair. Johnson & Sons can reheat the existing asphalt, rake it out, add new asphalt as needed and re-compact, leaving a seamless joint-less repair.
- Tack and Patch. Johnson & Sons Paving will clean the area, apply tack coat patch with hot mix asphalt, and compact.
Crackfilling and Sealcoating
Johnson & Sons strongly recommends maintaining your asphalt to assure the longest life possible. The most important thing that can be done is filling cracks to stop or slow rain water from entering the stone base, which creates softness in the stone base, allowing the asphalt above it to crack and fail. This should be done every 1 to 2 years, depending on need.
Sealcoating guards the asphalt from the sun, ice, salt, oils, and other chemicals that shorten the life of your pavement. Sealcoating should be done every 2 to 3 years. This will insure a longer lasting life for your pavement and lower repair costs and put off replacement. Sealcoat gives a fresh new black appearance to you pavement.