The New Jersey market is notorious for wicked and crazy winters, damp and crazy springs, hot and humid summers and beautiful, yet wet falls. Put this all together and it makes pretty unstable conditions for your asphalt parking lot. Potholes and unexpected asphalt repairs can surface at anytime during these beautiful seasons.
In the remove and replace option, (sometimes referred to asphalt patching) the damaged existing asphalt or pothole saw-cut and the damaged existing asphalt is removed.
Hot-mix asphalt is then reinstalled and compacted with a vibratory roller.
The seam is sealed with a hot-rubberized crack sealer to prevent water infiltration.
This is a widely used asphalt repair service.
Infrared asphalt repair is a very cost - effective method for repairing existing asphalt in New Jersey.
Throw and patch (sometime referred to as skin patching) is an economical option for either emergency or cost-effective asphalt and pothole repairs.
Throw and patch is typically used when potholes need to be filled immediately. It is sometimes completed before milling and paving a parking lot to remove tripping hazards.
As a final option it can be used when your budget is not sufficient to complete Remove & Replace Asphalt Repairs or Infrared Asphalt Repairs.
Throw and patch stretches your budget. It allows us to fill more potholes holes per dollar. This is because we do not have to complete any excavation work nor do we have to wait for the infrared machine to heat up.
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What Are Potholes?
Potholes are formed due to fatigue-cracks of the asphalt surface. As fatigue-cracks develop, they typically interlock in a pattern known as “alligator cracking”.
The chunks of asphalt between these cracks become loose and form a pothole.
The formation of these asphalt potholes is made worse when the temperature drops. As water enters it, it freezes and puts more stress on the cracked asphalt.
If a pothole fills with water the growth may be accelerated, as the water ‘washes away’ loose particles of road surface as vehicles pass.
If they become large enough, damage to tires and vehicle suspensions can occur.
Alligator Cracking is a series of interconnection cracks caused by fatigue failure of asphalt concrete surface under repeated traffic loading.