How to Protect and Restore Your Asphalt Surfaces

Asphalt is a cost-effective and reliable surface that can last for a long time if properly installed and maintained. That being said, like any other material, asphalt will show signs of distress as it ages. Luckily, asphalt crack filling can effectively help repair and preserve your driveway or parking lot.


Common types of asphalt damage

Due to daily exposure to UV rays, extreme temperatures throughout the seasons, general traffic and gas/motor oil spillage from cars, asphalt is bound to be susceptible to damage over time. Surface distress comes about in three ways:

  1. Distortion:

    This is any change in the surface of the payment. Starting off with a weak subgrade surface as well as movement/compaction of soil from traffic causes depressions and upheaval. 

  2. Disintegration:

    When there is a loss of bond between the asphalt binder and material itself, erosion can easily occur. 

  3. Cracking:

    Fractures can appear for a variety of reasons, including extreme temperature changes and moisture. 

While any form of surface distress is cause for concern, cracking asphalt is especially worrisome since it can lead to more significant issues (like potholes) that put pedestrians and vehicles at risk. Once the subbase of your asphalt fails, there is no other option than to spend a lot of money to fully replace and repave the entire area. 

Crack filling is the first line of defense in protection and is the best way to save money in the long run. We here at Black Diamond Sealcoating will correctly identify the specific damage you’re dealing with, the cause, and the best course of action for repairs. We use advanced equipment to clean each crack so the filler material can easily bond to the reservoir, then we fill in each crack with our rubberized material via pressurized wands. This provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Cost-effective repair option
  • Durability
  • Barely visible 
  • Water-resistance

Don’t let a single crack cost you your investment! Protect and restore your asphalt and contact us today for repair assistance and to schedule regular maintenance services.