Here is a long driveway we installed in Fischer Tx. This Driveway needed new base material and asphalt and was over a mile long.
How do potholes form? Understand the process.
Potholes are mostly caused by soft base or sub base under the pavement. As the weight of cars and trucks pass over the weak spot in the road, pieces of the pavement weaken, which causes the material to break down from the weight, creating alligated areas which eventually turns into a potholes. Water entering into the sub base is one of the main reasons the sub base can become weak. Some potholes start from the surface and can form due to petroleum spills or improperly installed asphalt. Asphalt installed cold or too thin can lead to a pothole
How are potholes repaired? The basics
The first step of determining how to fix the pothole is determining its cause. Once the root cause is established the border around the weak or alligated area of asphalt is sawcut , the asphalt is removed, and at this point the base can be replaced or bladed and shaped to desired level. Once the pothole is prepped and edges have been cleaned Hotmix or coldmix asphalt can be installed. Smaller potholes are repaired by dumping asphalt into the pothole and leveling with lutes and shovels and Larger potholes can be repaired using a asphalt laydown machine.
Who Do you Call for Asphalt Repair?
The quality of your pothole repair and the length of time your repair will last depend a great deal on the experience of your contractor and how they complete the repair process. If you are in need of asphalt installation or asphalt repair in San Antonio there are many options. Here at Luke’s Asphalt Paving we have a division that specializes in asphalt repair and preservation. We repair asphalt in San Antonio and all surrounding areas
Call Us today for your Free Estimate 210-789-5853
There are many benefits to sealcoating the asphalt to your driveway or parking lot. Think of sealcoating more of as a preventative maintenance for your diveway or parking lot, similar to how you paint your home or stain a deck to keep the weather from deteriorating the wood.
Sealcoating the asphalt, seals the small cracks that can turn into large cracks and prevents water from seeping down to the base material. These Cracks may still be seen from the surface but are still benefiting from a sealcoat. The dark black color of newly applied sealcoat improves the appearance of new and old asphalt, making your driveway or parking lot look near brand new.
New sealcoating can preserve the resilience of asphalt surfaces and help hide small cracks, patches and rough spots as well as making traffic lines on parking lots more visible. Sealcoat that is applied correctly makes your asphalt driveway look cleaner because rain washes dirt and debris easily away from the smooth, non-porous surface.
Another benefit of sealcoating, is that it helps protect the asphalt from the sun as well as the harmful effects of chemical spills such as oil and gasoline, both which are all too common on a driveway or parkinglot. Asphalt sealcoating fills surface voids, which reduces exposure to oxygen and UV rays and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate the asphalt.
Sealcoating waterproofs your asphalt, minimizing the rate at which water enters the asphalt. Sealcoating asphalt prevents the seepage of water and moisture from rain and snow, thus preventing damage from freeze thaw cycles which is a common reason your driveway or parking lot begins forming cracks or even worse, alligator cracks.
Sealcoating provides an attractive black surface that is ideal for painting lines and other markers on parking lots. Sealcoat is a dark, black colored matarial and when applied to asphalt, it helps attract more heat from the sun. The hotter the sealcoating on the asphalt gets, the more pliable it becomes, which helps it to withstand traffic without cracking.
Sealcoating costs pennies per square foot compared to the dollars needed to repair or replace damaged asphalt. The intrusion of moisture into asphalt accelerates its deterioration and is strongly related to asphalt distress.
Sealcoating seals the asphalt pavement, preventing the oxidation and erosion of the top layer and replaces fine particles lost from the asphalt surface due to oxidation on older pavements. It also resists gas, diesel fuel, oil, salt and chemical penetration which will break down the bond between the aggregate and the liquid asphalt.
Sealcoating preserves asphalt for pennies per square foot, verses costly asphalt repairs.
Luke's Asphalt has a crew that specializes in sealcoating. Applying sealcoat in San Antonio for many large commercial projects and we are the number one sealcoat company in the Bulverde/Spring branch area . If you need A Sealcoat Call Us today at 830-438-4030
Dallas and Billy Luke
This is a log of some of the jobs we complete so that you can get a feel for the quality workmanship Luke's Asphalt provides.