PROFESSIONAL NJ ASPHALT REPAIRS IN SOMERSET COUNTY NJ
The Different Types of Asphalt Repairs Done All Year in NJ.
Over the course of the winter you may notice your asphalt surfaces really get hit hard. Between the vicious freeze-thaw cycle, salts, freezing temperatures, rain, sleet and snow; your parking lots really take the burden.
By the time spring rolls around, most property managers will uncover potholes, cracks, alligator cracking and more. None of which were there a couple months earlier.
We offer a variety of ways to repair these problems. Better yet, we have the ability to perform these asphalt services all year.
Below are our four (4) most popular types of asphalt repairs:
Cold Patch Asphalt Repair
Cold patch is very easy to install with a shovel and square hand tamper. Cold patch is used primarily as a temporary repair until professional repairs can be completed or until budget money becomes available.
Asphalt Patch Saw Cut & Removal
This process is typically used for alligator cracked pavement which requires full depth replacement. Saw cut and removal is performed, it is replaced with new hot-mix asphalt and compacted with a vibratory roller. Upon completion, the saw-cut joint is sealed with a hot-rubberized crack sealant to prevent water infiltration.
Infrared Asphalt Restoration
Infrared asphalt restoration is a “green” alternative to removal and replacement. An infrared heater is positioned over the pothole, the area is heated to 400 degrees, fresh asphalt is then installed to supplement the repair, a rejuvenator is also applied to the older asphalt and finally it is compacted with a vibratory roller. This repair process is ideal for the fact it can be completed 24 hrs a day / 7 days a week. It is independent of the asphalt plant schedule due to the fact the asphalt can remain heated in the hot box. This is the most cost-effective repair available, as it down improve the quality of your asphalt parking lot long-term.
Asphalt Pavement Skin Patching /
Skin Patching, sometimes referred to as surface patching is a temporary repair which will outlast cold patch but is not as effective or a long term solutions as saw cut and removal or infrared restoration. Skin Patching is typically used when emergency repairs need to be made in high traffic areas where cold patch will be eroded from constant traffic or pedestrian traffic needs a solid surface to walk on or drive a cart over. Typically skin patching is used prior to a parking lot being milled and paved or resurfaced. For example, the parking lot has a large number of potholes in February and the parking lot is budgeted to be milled and paved in May. Cold patch is not going to last until May as the winter is still in full swing and more snow storms are predicted. You would use hot asphalt to fill the holes and compact it with an objective of feathering the edges as close as possible. Skin Patching can sometimes be used for semi-permanent repairs to stretch more expensive cut out patching or milling & paving for 1-2 years, however, the skin patches are susceptible to damage from snow plow blades.
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