If you’ve got asphalt damage, but not enough to justify the cost of repaving, patching may be the solution for you. You don’t have to wait for the problem to get worse before bringing in a professional. Patching will instantly improve your curb appeal and protect against further damage and erosion. By patching, you’re saving money in both the short-term and long-term.
Patching isn’t just for fixing potholes; cracks in the asphalt can actually lead to potholes, so it’s important to repair them when they first appear.
When the base underneath the damaged asphalt is structurally sound, we use surface patching. The first step of surface patching is to clean the area of debris and apply asphalt glue. Then, hot asphalt is poured onto the hole or crack and smoothed over. With this process, the new asphalt will be a bit higher than its surroundings, so we blend the edges to make the surface level.
In addition to surface patching, mill patching is used for tight drainage or trip point areas. And, if the base under the damaged section is not structurally sound, we use the “remove and replace” method in which we cut out the damaged area to put down a solid foundation for the new asphalt. This is still a form of patching and is less expensive than other types of repairs.
By patching cracks and potholes in your pavement now, you’re extending its life. With patching, you’re able to keep your lot looking professional and appealing while not having to spend the time and money for repaving.
If you’re unsure about which method will need to be used for your asphalt, don’t sweat. Call our paving specialists for a free evaluation!