Over the years, your pavement will deteriorate due to severe weather such as snow and ice, chemical spills from vehicles, and even natural ground movement caused by thermal expansion and contractions.
These various reasons for deterioration can lead to drastic cracking and potholes which can be unsafe for both drivers and pedestrians. If your pavement is generally in good condition other than some cracking, it’s probably not time for a completely new sealcoat. Instead, applying crackseal on damaged areas can fix the damage that’s already been done and it will prevent further damage that will slowly happen in the same area. In addition, fixing your damaged area will also help protect the longevity of your pavement before you need to have a new sealcoat applied.
Some of the main reasons to apply crackseal to your damaged asphalt include:
- Protect your asphalt from further damage
- Prevent injuries or damage to pedestrians or drivers.
- Improve the curb appeal of your asphalt
- Cost-effective repair option compared to a new seal coat
- Applied to damaged areas surrounded by good pavement.