Asphalt crack repair is one of the most important maintenance practices to be done. There are two main reasons for repairing cracks:
- To prevent water intrusion through the crack into the underlying pavement base which will undermine the asphalt causing severe cracking or heaving due to freeze thaw cycles.
- To prevent foreign material from entering the crack and causing more damage as the pavement expands and contracts with changes in temperature.
As stated above, another common issue homeowner’s face in their asphalt driveways are potholes. Potholes should also be addressed early on to prevent further deterioration. If not addressed in a timely manner water can pass into the subgrade and cause more damage to the pavement especially during freezing temperatures.