Asphalt Sealcoating and Crack Filling
Asphalt sealcoating is the application of sealer over an asphalt surface. The sealer acts as a barrier to protect the asphalt from the elements and UV-rays. This protection will prolong the life of the asphalt and prevent larger, more costly repairs down the road. We recommend asphalt be sealcoated every 2-4 years depending on the amount of traffic the surface endures. This will save you a ton of money in the long run as you will not need to constantly spend money to get patchwork done or replace the asphalt altogether. Of course, over time asphalt does need to be replaced. But this is an investment which will save you money before that needs to happen.
The Best Products, The Best Asphalt Sealcoating Team in Peoria
AAA Parking Lot Maintenance uses GemSeal® products. GemSeal® is a highly respected and nationally known supplier of asphalt maintenance products. Our mix design is per industry standards. Sand is added to the sealer at the rate of 2 pounds per gallon and gives the sealer a more aggressive texture acting as a slip-resistant when applied to your asphalt surface. It also acts as a bonding agent to enhance the strength of the sealer prolonging its life expectancy. AAA also uses an additive called Rapid Set, also a GemSeal® product. Rapid Set is a polymer modified additive for use in both refined tar and asphalt emulsion pavement sealers. Rapid Set reduces dry time, improves sealer adhesion, and increases durability. Reducing dry time is critical when your parking lot or driveway needs to be open to traffic quickly.
Potholes and alligator cracking occurs when water penetrates and deteriorates the base of your asphalt surface. Water penetration to the base of the asphalt can be greatly reduced with hot rubber crack filling. The rubber is melted and poured into the cracks (shown in the video using a MA-10 crack machine). The hot rubber adheres to the asphalt and prevents water from penetrating to the base