Giving Your Pavement a ‘Seal’ of Approval

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorFlooring

Water is the most destructive element to our pavements. Filling or sealing pavement cracks to prevent water from entering the base and subbase will extend your pavement life by five to seven years.

Continual maintenance, however, can potentially double that. Water is very intrusive and will find its way into open voids.

To enhance durability, pavements are made these days to expand and contract with seasonal temperature changes. Consequently, cracks and joints are expanding and contracting when the pavement moves. Sealing the cracks with a flexible rubberized asphalt that bonds to the crack walls and moves with the pavement will prevent water intrusion. Sealing cracks is better than filling them. As part of a pavement management system, crack sealing can reduce pavement deterioration by restricting water penetration into underlying base and subbase layers. This restriction helps to maintain pavement structural capacity and limits future degradation. Sealing prior to surface treatments enhances the treatment and further extends the pavement life.

It is important to know that not all cracks are created equal. If you have what is referred to as “alligator,” “spidering” or “chicken wire” cracking (terms used because the cracks resemble alligator skin, a spiders web or chicken wire), sealing won’t help. It may buy you a little time, however asphalt repairing will be the next step.

Don’t let your money fall through the cracks! Call the pros at Seal Pros’ Hawaii, who provide professional asphalt maintenance services, commercial and residential. There is no job too big or too small for us. Don’t wait until it is too late to save big money down the road by spending a little on maintaining your asphalt road, driveway or parking lot now. Seal Pros’ offers an array of asphalt services in-cluding paving, patching, sealcoating, crack sealing and striping.

Call for a free estimate.

ADDRESS: 721-E AUAHI ST.
CONTACT: 591-6086
WEBSITE: sealproshawaii.com

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