Asphalt Crack Sealing is the most effect form of pavement maintenance. Drive Pros offers its premium highway grade crack filler to all residential, commercial and industrial clients in Nova Scotia. Major service areas include Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow, Antigonish, and Cape Breton N.S. This is the same top quality crack sealant used by the government to prolong the life of our major highways.
1. Cracks Happen
Cracks that occur in your pavement are the first sign of weathering, they are also the critical point where is maintenance isn’t performed the pavement will begin to deteriorate at a rapid pace. When water enters the cracks it erodes the base of the asphalt causing further cracks and potholes. Large asphalt repairs are very costly and it is much more effective to have your cracks sealed before they become a serious problem.
Cracks can be caused by:
- poor foundation
- not having a thick enough layer asphalt
- having too thick a layer of asphalt
- earth movement
- heavy vehicles
- roots from trees
- the annual freeze-thaw cycle
Protect your investment with routine asphalt maintenance.
We use only the highest quality crack repair products that will allow us to prevent further asphalt deterioration and decay.
Other situations requiring Asphalt Crack Repair may include longitudinal, transverse and diagonal cracks, edge cracks, reflective cracks, construction joint cracks, widening cracks, tree root cracks and edge or lane joint cracks.
It is extremely important to repair any asphalt cracks that arise and maintain an ongoing Asphalt Crack Repair maintenance program.
Once water is allowed to enter the crack, the foundation will begin to erode resulting in extensive and costly damage.
2. The Solution
Drive Pros uses various crack repair solutions depending on the specific application:
The first step to crack repair is cleaning. All cracks are cleaned of dirt and vegetation to ensure a strong adhesion for the crack filling material.
Next is the application on product. Typically, cold pour products are used on residential driveways as they face lower traffic volumes and it is more affordable. Hot applied crack filler is used on commercial lots as it holds up well under high traffic conditions. Our trained experts apply the crack filler ensuring the crack is completely filled and over-banded slightly to ensure a sound watertight bond.
Finally, the crack filler is allowed to cure, for cold applied products they are cured when dry typically in minutes after application. Hot applied methods reach a cure when they have cooled to meat the surface temperature. This takes more time than cold crack filler as the hot crack filler is applied at 200 degrees Celsius.
Crack Sealing is the #1 most important step in pavement preservation, Drive Pros Premium crack sealant is long lasting (3-5 years) and is now available to all of Nova Scotia. Call us today or use our contact form to get a free estimate.
Service Areas: Nova Scotia: HRM, Truro, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Cape Breton