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Asphalt Repair Services in Central Oregon!
Sealcoat, crack seal, and patching
Routinely filling asphalt cracks can help avoid costly replacement!
Crack sealing in Central Oregon!
A FEW FACTS ABOUT CRACKS:
1. Small Cracks allow water and moisture to penetrate the asphalt.
2. As water expands and contracts from freezing and thawing it causes larger cracks.
3. Larger cracks allow increased water penetration resulting in a weakened base.
4. Weakness in the base compromises the structural integrity of the asphalt.
5. Untreated cracks will eventually turn into pot holes.
6. Cracks ¼” and larger can be sealed with high performance hot rubberized sealant which in turn greatly reduces the spreading of cracks deterioration of the base.
BENEFITS OF CRACK FILLING :
1. Saves you Money — By routinely filling the cracks in your asphalt you avoid the large, costly asphalt replacement in the future.
2. Prolongs the Life of your Pavement. Routine maintenance of crack sealing and sealcoating can easily double or triple the life of your asphalt.
3. Prevents Water from Penetrating the Asphalt Surface — Water penetration leads to an erosion of the base leading to potholes, alligatored sections, and ultimately, pavement failure.
Our harsh northwest conditions such as rain and freezing temperatures are two main causes for cracks forming in your asphalt. Cracks in return can lead to costly repairs. Neglecting these cracks allows water to penetrate the pavement, softening the asphalt and resulting in premature failure of the surface. At 7 PAR, we use a hot rubberized crack sealer to seal the cracks in the asphalt. This in turn stops water from entering the crack and penetrating beneath the asphalt surface. We use top of the line equipment to fully clean and dry the crack prior to applying a band of hot rubber over the crack.
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Sealcoating in Central Oregon
Quality asphalt maintenance is a must in order to extend the life of your driveway or parking lot and to keep it looking new.
First, we prepare the surface by cleaning it with a wire broom and a powerful blower. This gets the asphalt surface completely clean of any dirt or rocks. Then we apply the sealcoat by hand with squeeges and with our buggy which leaves a thicker coat than spray applications, it protects and preserves the integrity of the asphalt. Surfaces that remain unprotected will develop hairline cracks which allows the elements to penetrate the surface of the driveway or parking lot. This will lead to the premature failure of your asphalt. You are able to extend the life of your asphalt substantially by setting up a pavement maintenance program with our team.
We use superior products to restore and protect your investment.
There are several reasons to seal coat your investment. Here are the top four:
1. Resists Fuel, Oil, Salt and Chemical Penetration.
Asphalt is a petroleum derivative and is soluble to distillates such as gasoline and motor oil. Sealing your pavement prevents damage from distillates and chemicals.
2. Prevents Water Intrusion.
The intrusion of moisture into asphalt pavement accelerates deterioration. Sealing asphalt prevents the seepage of moisture from snow and rain, thus preventing damage from freeze-thaw cycles.
3. Prevents Oxidation.
Solar rays oxidize the oils in pavement, causing brittleness and the loss of aggregates, destroying up to 50% of the original thickness within just five years. Sealcoat acts as a sunblock and blocks these rays.
4. Reduces Repair Costs.
Properly maintained asphalt pavement is tough and durable, resisting wear many years longer than unsealed surfaces. Cleaning, snow removal and pavement marking also become easier.
When your blacktop was first installed you noticed the rich jet-black color. As time passed, however, the surface began turning gray. That’s the warning signal that the blacktop surface has become worn, porous and rough. The asphalt binder weakens and looses flexibility, causing the aggregate to loosen and allowing water to penetrate deeper, accelerating deterioration.
Black asphalt cement (“A/C”) binds the rock in your pavement together, but has no resistance of it’s own to the oxidizing effects of the sun’s infrared radiation and is soluble to petroleum chemicals like fuel and motor oil. As it wears away, the rock, too, loosens and can be washed away, opening the surface to water penetration. As water builds up beneath the asphalt, freeze-thaw cycles cause cracks and cavities to form, eventually developing into potholes and other serious damage.
Sealcoating helps to restore and protect your investment and keep this from happening.
Seal coat is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, low odor emulsified asphalt resurfacing product.