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How to patch asphalt?

How to patch asphalt? The harshness of the climate forced it, the asphalt was put to the test. Freeze and thaw cycles and water infiltration give way to cracks, swelling and sagging. Irreparable defects? Not necessarily. If the breaks are well circumscribed and if they affect only a small area, you could repair the damage yourself or have the corrective measures taken by a contractor. A few tips for choosing the right option.

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The first aid to be given

When a crack or break appears, the sooner you intervene and correct the problem, the longer the asphalt paving will last. This is because the appearance of a crack favors water infiltration, the main enemy of asphalt. To prevent further deterioration, you can take simple steps, depending on the nature of the problem.

How to patch asphalt?

How to patch asphalt?

Small crack (less than ¾ in)

  •  Fill the crack with a special coating composed of asphalt and rubber and allow the product to dry.
  • Depending on the size of the crack, the product should be more or less liquid.

Large crack (over ¾ inch) or pothole

  • Repair the defect with a cold asphalt mixture specially designed for this type of repair.
  • Prepare the surface according to the manufacturer's instructions, then pour the product into the cavity.
  • Compact manually.
  • For best results, you can finish leveling by driving the car over a wooden panel placed on the repaired surface.

Greater damage? Specialists to the rescue

If the damaged area is large or if the defects are significant, it is best to consult a specialist contractor. It will use suitable equipment and products, in particular hot asphalt. Essentially, the entrepreneur will perform the following actions:

  • It will delimit and mark the surface to be repaired. The perimeter of the area should extend slightly beyond the damaged area.
  • It will cut the circumscribed surface with a saw, making it easier to remove damaged asphalt, avoid damaging the rest of the surface, and allow for more careful patching.
  • If necessary, he will spread a granular material and compact it.
  • It will heat the existing asphalt on its contour to promote its fusion with the repair asphalt.
  • He will apply the hot asphalt to a minimum thickness of 2 ”after compaction.

If it is to correct slight depressions, especially those attributable to the weight of a vehicle, it is not always useful to remove the asphalt. The intervention will then be limited to applying an adhesion coating commonly called collasse before applying the asphalt.

Resurfacing: giving new life to asphalt, How to patch asphalt?

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Even if it is carried out according to the rules of the art, any asphalt coating ends up suffering the effects of time. After 20 years, the surface often becomes rough and almost impossible to sweep. Considering resurfacing? Yes, under certain conditions:

  • The granular foundation must be of good quality. The absence or rarity of cracks, potholes or swelling are good indicators in this regard.
  • The drainage slope must have been maintained over the years.
  • The level of the land and the building must be able to accommodate an additional thickness of asphalt. 

Only a qualified and experienced contractor will be able to confirm that resurfacing is an advantageous and durable option given the condition of the asphalt pavement. If so, the contractor will carry out the work in the following stages:

  • It will clean the surface to be covered.
  • He will apply a tack coat to allow the new layer to bond to the layer already in place.
  • It will spread a new layer of hot asphalt quality so as to obtain a minimum thickness of 2 ”after compaction.

Can this operation hold water in the long term? Certainly. Thus, a thicker asphalt layer is obtained, applied on a base which has benefited from many years of compaction. Optimal conditions!

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