Crack sealing is the most effective way to repair cracks in parking lots. This post gives you an intro to crack sealing - what it is, why it’s important and more.
Unsure of what to do about the cracking in your parking lot? If yes, hot-rubberized crack sealing is what the doctor prescribed. But, what is crack sealing? How does it work? What are its benefits?
For answers to these questions and more, please keep on reading.
What is Cracking Sealing?
Crack sealing is an important parking lot service that we offer here at Manta Parking Maintenance in Vancouver BC to clients. It is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to remedy cracks in your parking lot and extend the longevity of your asphalt surfaces, including the prevention of major potholes.
How Does Crack Sealing Work?
Instead of rebuilding the entire asphalt surface, our specialists use hot rubberized crack sealant to fill the existing cracks, breathing more life into your parking lot and minimizing costly asphalt repairs.
You are probably wondering why crack sealing is required. You see, parking lots made from asphalt and even concrete allow water and moisture to penetrate to the base, causing structural issues. If not rectified, this water damage process will lead to the further development of cracks, potholes, and eventual total asphalt and concrete failure. The damage will cause your parking lot to crumble and disintegrate, and you will eventually have to remove and replace the entire area. This can be extremely costly and time-consuming.
That’s exactly why we are here at Manta Parking Maintenance - to seal these cracks with hot rubberized sealant. When the cracks are effectively sealed, water will not be able to infiltrate to the base of asphalt, giving your lots a new lease on life.
Here’s how crack sealing is done step by step:
Step 1. Cleaning - The cracks, crevices and other dents are thoroughly cleaned using an air blower or hot air lance. You may want to get rid of water and any vegetation growth.
Step 2. Sealant Application - At this juncture, the hot rubberized sealant will be applied to all cracks to waterproof them. Please note that cold sealant will not do much good for your parking lot. More importantly, you should let professionals like Manta do crack sealing in Vancouver BC. We have the right tools like pour pots, banders, and mounted meters, that are all required to get the job done right the first time.
Step 3. Black Slag Application - Once the cracks are filled to level, the beautiful dark slag is topped for better and stronger bonding.
The good news is that hot rubberized crack sealant can be applied right before any repaving project or seal-coating.
When Should Crack Sealing Be Done?
It all depends on your parking lot. The rule of thumb is to start crack sealing as soon as you witness the first indication of cracking on your parking lot. Oftentimes that means between 2 and 5 years from the time the asphalt or pavement was installed. Thereafter, crack sealing should be done as a part of your annual parking lot maintenance routine to extend its life.
Not sure if your lot requires this service? No problem, one of our technicians will be happy to assist. Visit our website www.mantapm.com to Request a Quote or Call 604-781-5201 today.