Filling cracks in your asphalt driveway or pavement surface will be a very important part of extending the life of your asphalt.
If your considering Sealcoating your asphalt as well, filling asphalt cracks first is always a better option. Asphalt Emulsion is not designed to be an asphalt crack filler, it is made for protecting asphalt from the elements such as UV light, dirt, natural elements and oils. It is not flexible enough or designed to fill a crack deeper and wider than 1/4″.
Sierra Nevada uses Crafco Superflex HT Sealant, which comes in cardboard blocks and is used by melting it at a minimum of 350 degrees fahrenheit in one of our four pieces of crackfill equipment.
To see the Material Safety Data Sheet on Superflex, click here
Please keep in mind that taking care of your asphalt is a maintenance project and must be done periodically and done properly by professionals. Of course we recommend that you let the professionals at Sierra Nevada Sealcoating & Asphalt, Inc take care of this for you.
Hot-Tar Crack Filling is a very dangerous task and should not be done without the proper knowledge or equipment.
Filling Asphalt Cracks can be a pain in your as…phalt, but it sure will save you money down the road and keep you asphalt structure looking good and solid for many years to come.
On the other hand, if you have areas in your pavement that looks like Alligator Skin, this is a higher phase of asphalt deterioration. Depending on the severity of the cracking, there are several options for this and you must consult with a sales rep for Sierra Nevada first to see which method is for you.