PO Box 23155
Cincinnati, OH 45223 Phone: 513-681-5800 Fax: 513-681-5550
Hot Rubberized Crack Sealing
"Other contractors fill your cracks, we seal them"
Why is it Important?
As you can see from this
picture to the left an unsealed crack such as this allows water to run
down under the pavement. With this constant flow of water the aggregates
under the asphalt surface are eroded away. This results in alligatored
areas, pot holes and other cracks because the top asphalt in no longer
properly supported and cracks when vehicles roll over.
ASTM D3405 is
the only crack sealant we use. It seals cracks in asphalt and concrete
from the intrusion of water and other foreign materials.
Allows the surface to have an overlay of new asphalt minimizing the
possibility of the crack below being "reflected" up into the top
D-3405 material is flexible; even in
cold weather this material is still flexible. the lower cost materials
get hard and crack in cold weather.
Superior adhesion; this material, unlike the cheaper materials, adheres well to each side of the crack.
Lasts much longer - because of it's superior flexibility .
Material must meet ASTM D-3405. Our engineer wrote this international standard.
Crack "fillers" such as AC-oil &
cold pour crack filler will not be accepted. This specified material is a
crack sealant that seals the crack. Remember dirt is also a crack
The material meeting D-3405 can only be heated in an "indirect" fired kettle designed specifically for this purpose.
Sealant to be placed using the "over-seal-banging" technique. (sealant is in the crack & about 1 inch on each side of its top surface.)
Cracks to be cleaned thoroughly before the sealant is applied.
See the specification section for more detailed information.