The success of any pavement maintenance project relies heavily on how well the surface is prepared. A properly cleaned surface lays the foundation for all other processes.
Step 1.) Surface preparation
Before any materials are applied, our crews remove any troublesome grass and weeds growing out of cracks in the asphalt. Using line trimmers and high powered edging tools. Overhanging vegetation is also removed from the borders of your asphalt area. Then the asphalt is cleaned of dirt and debris using a powered brooms / sweepers and commercial Blowers.
Step 2) Crack Repair
After the cracks are cleaned, a hot pour rubber sealant is then applied to any major quoted cracks. To apply crack sealant we use a high-tech Crafco Super Shot 60 Melter. Rubber Crack sealant is heated to 385 degrees and kept at even temperature throughout application, constantly agitated by the hydraulic agitation system. (The application method is similar to that used by M-DOT & other DOT’s that perform pavement preservation.)The machine pumps the hot material through an application wand into the crack, while simultaneously smoothing the excess material on the asphalt surface all in one (aka over band). This leaves a nice, uniform finish.
Step 4.) Apply Sealer
Sealer is dispersed onto pavement and carefully spread around the edges or any place that is to meticulous to be done with spray wand. Next the asphalt is evenly coated twice with the spray wand, leaving much thicker coat than squeegee alone.
Step 5.) Re-apply Pavement Markings
The final step is re-striping lines with our Graco line lazers
Specialized equipment used in our process