Nothing can ruin the look of a beautiful parking lot or residential driveway quite like an unsightly pothole or a large crack running through the pavement. We at Compton Builders know from experience how leaving these eyesores untreated can lead to further damage as well as pose a risk to the safety of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Our repair services can target even the smallest of problem areas, so you can rest easy knowing your parking lot or other paved areas look their best and deliver smooth, even transport. That is why we offer professional crack fill services to home and business owners all over Western Washington who want to protect and their asphalt surfaces, as well as those who tread on it!
To facilitate the least expensive and highest quality asphalt repair, our specialists will assess any defective pavement and unstable areas. In most cases, we can take care of problem areas using hot mix asphalt. Taking care of the problem as soon as possible ensures that:
The pothole will not expand and become worse, making it less costly to repair.
Your parking lot or driveway provides a smooth surface for drivers and pedestrians.
Your asphalt does not cause vehicle damage and offers good skid resistance.
We recommend filling cracks as soon as possible in order to prevent a phenomenon known as “alligator cracking”, which can quickly lead to unsightly and dangerous potholes and unstable surfaces. No pothole or pavement problem is too big or small for our team. We will effectively fix the issue using trusted and industry standard techniques while taking care to ensure a beautiful outcome.
Similar to any painting or staining projects, the full surface layer will need to be treated to bond with any new material to be added. We will chisel, grind, and excavate any unstable surfaces with hand tools or power equipment to ensure that the repaired areas will most successfully adhere to the surrounding asphalt.
Our paving specialists will then clear the prepared zones of any defective pavement, broken subgrade, or vegetation which may have accumulated over time. This guarantees there is no material remaining which might compromise the bond of the patching and filling medium.
We use an industrial-grade rubberized compound to fill and level all prepared areas. This material is ideal because it primes, seals, and effectively protects any damaged areas from water intrusion into the crucial underlying sub-base. The elastic nature of this patch material can expand and contract with the pavement through any seasonal or weather changes.
4. Hot Asphalt Application
A mixture of aggregate and asphalt cement is heated at a local asphalt plant to over 300F, transported to the job site, and then filled and leveled into the prepared and primed areas. Hot mix asphalt not only cools quickly for convenience but also remains durable even in the most extreme zones of weather exposure.