As asphalt ages, it does crack and need repair. There are several different ways to repair your asphalt, some of which are discussed below.
One of the biggest mistake people make when it comes to cracks in their pavement is waiting too long to get them filled. With time, cracks will only grow bigger. What was once a small crack can quickly become alligator cracking or even a pothole, compromising the integrity of your entire pavement surface. Crackfill sooner rather than later (highly recommended often)
Sealcoating will protect asphalt from fuel, oil, water, weather and traffic wear. This option will leave your pavement looking sleek and dark and is the perfect solution if you are looking for a simple way to improve the appearance of your asphalt road or driveway.
Milling is the process of removing the top layer of asphalt without disturbing the underlying subbase. This is an excellent option if your subbase is perfectly functional and only the top layer of your asphalt needs repair work.
Patching is the process of filling in potholes. This should be done if you have major holes and in conjunction with crack filling.
An asphalt overlay can be thought of as a large patching job over a stretch of asphalt. The overlay is typically used when existing asphalt is showing some signs of cracking and potholes, but not quite enough damage to warrant a full replacement. Reflective cracking does occur with overlays but can “buy time” before you need to fully replace your asphalt.
A fresh start for your pavement which includes removal and repaving.