ASPHALT REPAIR AUGUSTA
Augusta Georgia’s Asphalt Repair Experts
Asphalt damage is challenging to determine the optimal repair solution. Asphalt repairs are what Augusta Line Stripping are experts in! The earlier an asphalt problem is addressed the easier the repair. As soon as you see a developing issue, contact us so we can address the problem quickly before it gets worse.
Types of Asphalt Damage – Augusta
Most types of asphalt damage, which is experienced by Augusta properties, are easily avoidable through preventative maintenance and proper installation. Should your asphalt show signs of damage it’s best to get it repaired quickly as smaller problems cost less to fix and can be handled much easier.
Alligator Cracking – Also known as fatigue cracking, alligator cracking is often the result of overloading which may be a result of the pavement being too thin or a problem with the subbase.
Slippage Cracks – Slippage cracks can form because the asphalt mix was too weak or there was a poor bond between pavement layers. You can tell these apart from other cracks, as they resemble stretch marks.
Edge Cracks – As the name suggests, edge cracks form near the outer edge of your pavement. Heavy vegetation and a lack of support at the edge of your pavement cause this type of damage.
Block Cracking – Block cracking is when cracks form in the shape of interconnected, relatively rectangular-like shapes. These cracks are caused when the asphalt binder shrinks and expands during temperature cycles. If this happens, it’s because the mix was too dry when it was laid.
Longitudinal Cracking – Longitudinal cracking is caused by poor longitudinal joint construction. These cracks run parallel to the pavement centerline.
Transverse Cracking – Transverse cracking forms perpendicular to a pavement’s centerline. They are formed when there are problems in an underlying layer.
Potholes are the result of wear and tear caused by weather and the amount of traffic on the pavement. Most potholes appear in late winter or early spring because water is continuously cycling through the freezing and melting cycle. If this water is in the asphalt base it can weaken the pavement. Preventative maintenance will help avoid or minimize this type of damage and help you stay ahead of the game.
Depressions are areas of the pavement surface with lower elevations than the rest of the pavement. Depressions in pavement hold water, which can result in more damage over time.
Base failure can be a result of poor drainage, too much weight in one area, a lack of support, or installation error. To repair the subbase, the entire surface layer must be removed.
Stripping is caused when the adhesion between asphalt and the aggregate is weakened, resulting in the dislodging of the surface. This type of damage quickly causes the formation of cracks.
What are the Repair Options? – Augusta
The asphalt repair options, available for Augusta properties, are dependent upon the type of damage listed above. Speak to your Augusta Line Striping expert to go over the specific options available to repair your damaged asphalt.
- Crack Filling
- New Installation
Augusta Asphalt Repair
There are many ways the asphalt of your Augusta property can be damaged, with just as many repair options. Take the time and get a FREE Consultation from Augusta Line Striping to further understand the best way to repair your asphalt that will be reliable and cost-effective.