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Thorough Asphalt Crack Sealing in Indianapolis

No matter the quality of your asphalt, cracks will happen, and it’s important you handle the maintenance soon. As your first line of defense, Preferred Asphalt Inc. offers asphalt crack sealing in Indianapolis. There are many benefits that come when you choose to have the cracks sealed within your pavement. First, it prevents deterioration of the surface. Second, water is kept out, preventing sub-base weakening. Finally, sand and other dirt are blocked from entering the surface, which prevents compressive stress and crack widening.

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Types of Breaks We Can Fill

You should be aware of certain types of cracks. They include:

  • Block – A block crack will generally look like a square. The breaks are caused from high traffic and are sometimes due to a plant mix temperature that was overly high.
  • Edge – Edge cracks are typically due to a poor base or poor support. They run parallel to the edge of the pavement and are typically within 18 inches.
  • Fatigue – Also known as alligator cracks, these are formed with the natural aging process, oxidation and in some cases from structural inadequacy. The cracks come together to form what looks like alligator skin.
  • Joint – When pavement mats are placed together and not properly bonded, a joint crack will be created.
  • Reflective – These breaks are typically found on resurfacing projects, as they are the result of an underlying crack reflecting upward.
  • Slippage – A slippage crack will generally be in the shape of a crescent, with the open end pointing toward an applied force.

Patching and Repairing Potholes

Sometimes crack growth can lead to potholes, and sometimes potholes are created individually. At Preferred Asphalt Inc., we specialize in pothole repair. Our materials are high-quality, and you reap the same benefits as you would with crack filling.

Call Today

To learn more about crack filling, pothole repair and parking lot striping in Indianapolis, contact Preferred Asphalt Inc. today at 317-823-4453.

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