Yes, crack filling works. However, it is perhaps best to explain what crack filling is supposed to accomplish. The primary idea is not to restore the surface to its pristine condition with a “patch” that will last 20 or 30 years. Crack filling is an essential part of maintaining an asphalt surface because of what can happen if cracks are ignored.
A crack in asphalt will continue to grow. Cracks can grow in width, length or both. These cracks let water penetrate beneath the pavement, and as more water seeps in, the trapped pool expands, eroding the subsurface and weakening the pavement. Before long, the entire surface can become riddled with cracks, potholes and broken chunks of asphalt, all of which can drastically reduce the lifespan of the parking lot, road or driveway. Crack filling keeps the moisture out while adding reinforcement to surrounding pavement. This, in turn, helps extend the service life of the pavement, offering substantial long-term savings.
A properly maintained asphalt surface can last 30 years or more, depending on the weather and the type of traffic the surface receives. Crack filling does not offer that kind of longevity; the crack will likely need to be filled two or three times before the entire surface is replaced. However, each fill can last four or five years in most environments — longer in some cases, but less in others.
The best way to determine the full benefits you can receive from crack filling is to contact Fahrner Asphalt Sealers. We have more than 35 years of experience in the paving industry, so we have the experience to advise our clients on their specific situations. Our trained professionals will evaluate the condition of your surface and recommend the best solution.
We offer a full line of asphalt services to homeowners, commercial properties, schools and municipalities as well as airports and government facilities. Fahrner Asphalt Sealer specializes in crack repair — also asphalt sealcoating, asphalt patching, pavement marking and infrared asphalt repair. Please contact us for a free consultation and quote. You can call us at 800-332-3360 or contact us through our website.
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