OTTAWA ASPHALT CRACK FILLING
Hot rubberized crack filling comes with our 2-Year Guarantee!
At Chevrier Group – OttawaDrivewayExperts.com we only use Hot Applied Elastomeric (Rubber) Crack and Joint Sealing Compound as we have found that this rubber compound is best for Ottawa’s colder climates. This fantastic product has an elasticity that remains flexible at -40° and it will not break or crack making it ideal for asphalt crack repairs. This sealant is ready for traffic within minutes and will not track, pick up or bleed.
Although specialized equipment and experience is required for applying this sealant, it is extremely cost effective as it will outperform every other system by years. It is the same system that the City of Ottawa uses to seal cracks on roadways.
We make sure the job is done right!
As a rule of thumb, the more care taken in preparation, the longer the sealant will last. At Chevrier Group – OttawaDrivewayExperts.com we repair cracks the right way:
• all cracks (less than 3/8″ wide) are routed to provide a reservoir for the sealant.
• all cracks are blasted clean and dried with a high velocity compressed air.
• we melt the sealant in a kettle to an exact temperature then transfer it to a heat applicator squeegee machine.
• finally the squeegee machine applies the sealant to the prepared crack.
This process usually goes hand and hand with seal coating. Generally the pavement is cleaned, crack sealed and seal coat is applied. We recommend that if a pavement is cracked it be inspected every year. Any new cracks that have formed or old cracks that have reopened should be resealed, especially before winter sets in. The intrusion of water into pavement is bad news. Water destroys pavement. It breaks down the rock properties and softens the sub-grade (clays and soils) causing eventual pot holes and pavement failures. When water enters a crack and freezes, it expands and either causes the asphalt to explode or crack further eventually resulting in a pot hole and further failures.
Most customers agree that black lines of crack fill in a roadway or parking lot are not attractive. They will even look worse than the cracks themselves (unless a fresh coat of sealer is applied for uniform color). However, the alternative of not crack sealing can be devastating economically in the long run.