Did you know that asphalt and concrete breaks down over time? There are many factors that lead to the breakdown and deterioration of these products, but a few are age, weather, and traffic beating down on the surface. We have all seen the outcome of these factors, breaks in the pavement. The breaks become cracks, which can lead to potholes, which, if not treated, can lead to craters in the pavement. These problems can not only be an eye sore to an otherwise beautiful street/ road/ parking lot, but, if left untreated, it can also cause damage vehicles.
What has to be done when cracks happen?
- The crack has to be sealed.
- Sealing involves sawing the crack to remove extraneous material, cleaning of the crack, and then adding the sealant to the crack, which many times is liquid asphalt.
- There is also the option of patching, which is a quick fix and most of the time a temporary fix until things get worse and a greater fix has to happen.
Reilly Sweeping has a better alternative, street sweeping. By simply having regularly scheduled street sweeping, the materials that cause the asphalt and concrete to breakdown are cleaned away and the surface will last longer. This is a great cost effective preventative solution. Contact Reilly Sweeping today to speak with a member of our team.