Seal the Deal by Maintaining Your Pavement Surfaces
Winter season was rough this year, with lots of water. In general, our roads and asphalt are wearing down. Since it’s that time of year again, spring, better weather means starting the garden and maintaining your asphalt. Don’t let your investment get oxidized and crumble away. Repair the potholes, fill the cracks, sealcoat the surface and restripe with nice, vibrant paint.
Walker-Moody Construction just finished its repair of King Shops at Waikoloa on the Big Island — on time and on budget. The company completed 6,300 square feet of asphalt repairs, crackfilled all cracks larger than 1/4inch with CrackMaster PL hot crack filler, squeegee-applied one coat of OptiPave Plus sealcoat over 110,000 square feet, spray-applied one coat of MasterSeal Ready-To-Use sealer over 110,000 square feet and striped all traffic lines to match the existing ones. Walker-Moody Construction finished the project in three phases, which only took three weeks.
The heart of an effective pavement maintenance program includes periodic sealcoating with an asphalt-based emulsion pavement sealer. Asphalt-based emulsions are not toxic like coal tar, and are water-based, leaving an easier cleanup. If left untreated, asphalt pavement will deteriorate rapidly. This is because it is made of asphalt binder and rock, so immediately after paving, the asphalt binder combines with oxygen and becomes brittle or oxidized. This leads to cracking and weathering soon after installation because moisture penetrates the asphalt, which causes further damage and deterioration to the pavement.
Sealcoating protects against oxidation. An unsealed pavement allows water to penetrate the pavement structure, leading to base erosion and, ultimately, pavement failure. Sealcoating provides a protective barrier to stop water penetration. Also, if left unsealed, oil and gasoline will soften and deteriorate the exposed asphalt binder. Sealcoating provides a protective barrier that resists attack from oil and gasoline. Once the sealcoat begins to wear off and the rock is exposed, it’s time to apply another coat.
Walker-Moody Construction has the latest technology and training to provide asphalt maintenance services. Call 839-2781 to talk to the company’s trained professionals. They will come out and review your property, measure the asphalt for accuracy, provide recommendations in a formal proposal and deliver on-time and on-budget projects. If you are an association or board, they also will talk with directors or attend board meetings to answer questions. Whether you want a quick fix or a long-term solution, give the professionals at Walker-Moody a call because they fix it all. Asphalt maintenance work for the company is now approaching 9 million square feet.
Again, call Walker-Moody Construction to receive your free estimate.