Crack Sealing & Patching
Patching is a process where potholes, “alligatored” asphalt, or weak, brittle asphalt is removed. It is cut back enough to uncover sound, strong asphalt.
It is sometimes called “full depth repair” – implying that any problematic asphalt is removed, exposing the base, which then can be evaluated as to its value. The base is re-compacted, edges are cleaned, and a coat of tack is applied to promote bonding of old and new, followed by fresh, hot asphalt, compacted to match the edges. It usually needs at least a few hours to cool off before the patch is open to traffic.
Along with patching, crack sealing is the second most important maintenance program to follow. A good job here means cleaning out any weeds, grass, or other debris and filling the cracks to the fullest extent possible with a suitable material to cope with our temperatures in New Mexico.
Most crack seal jobs can be opened about 20 minutes after sealing, sometimes shorter in winter.
Repairs such as patching and crack sealing can be the most economical way to preserve the quality and structural integrity of your parking area. We offer exceptional service in all areas of repair work.