Pavement Pro’s LLC is a family owned business that started from the owner’s passion for educating customers about preventative maintenance. We provide prompt, courteous, and professional pavement maintenance services with the highest quality and lowest possible cost.
Crack sealing is your most effective maintenance dollar spent hands down! Crack sealing in our area is extremely important. We experience the hottest of the summers and coldest of the winters with plenty of moisture mixed in causing dramatic changes in the sub-soils and pavement sections causing cracks to develop. Cracks are the gateway for moisture to penetrate, saturate and destroy your asphalt from the bottom up. Crack sealing is vital to the long term performance of your asphalt pavement. Crack sealing needs to be routine and diligent.
Procedure for Crack Sealing
Clean dirt, vegetation and other debris from cracks using compressed air, wire brushes or other mechanical means. Before sealing, cracks shall be completely free of all moisture. Pavement surface temperatures should be above 40 degrees F. Air compressors used for cleaning and blowing cracks will have filters to remove water and oil from air.
Crack sealer shall meet ASTM D 6690 types 2 & 3. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations for maximum heating temperatures, material shall not be overheated. Heat materials in jacketed double boiler type melting unit, that is equipped with both agitation and re-circulation systems.
Crack sealing procedure is to slightly overfill cracks and then neatly level sealant material with squeegee in a narrow band (2” to 4” wide). Crack seal material shall be even with or just slightly below surface of asphalt pavement. Minimum size of crack to be sealed should be ¼” wide. Sealant should have a minimum of 1 to 1 ratio height to width dimension.
Everybody knows new asphalt is black in color with a smooth surface texture. Ever notice it turning grey over time and the surface becoming rough? That is oxidation at work right in front of your eyes. If you were going to lay in the sun all day would you put on some sunscreen? Seal coating is essential to preserving your asphalt surface and the sooner you act the better the results. Seal coating is also a waterproofing treatment allowing your asphalt to shed water. With all the money saving benefits you also get the curb appeal and image you desire with a jet black seal coat and freshly painted stripes.
Coal tar seal for asphalt pavement.
Crack sealing should be the first step in your seal coat project. Before placing coal tar sealer, the pavement should be cleaned of all dirt and debris. The asphalt pavement shall be free of all standing water before sealing.
New asphalt pavement shall be allowed to age for approximately 30 to 45 days before sealing.
Coal tar sealer shall meet Active Standard ASTM D5727 / D5727M. Coal tar sealer when received in concentrated form shall be diluted with water no more than 20% by amount of concentrated sealer. Coal tar to be modified with a latex additive recommended by manufacturer of coal tar sealer. This amount shall be 3% of concentrated coal tar sealer. #2 silica sand shall be added to the mixture at a rate of 4 to 5 pounds of silica sand per gallon of coal tar sealer.
The equipment used in mixing shall be capable of combining material into a homogeneous mixture before applying. Equipment shall be able to apply coal tar mixture by squeegee or spray at a uniform rate.
Coal tar mixture shall be applied in two coats. Application rate shall total 0.12 to 0.14 gallons of concentrated coal tar sealer per square yard, for both coats, with no more than 0.07 gallon per coat. The first coat shall be dry to touch before applying second coat. All traffic shall be kept off pavement until sealer has sufficiently cured, usually 8-10 hours at 50% humidity and 70 degree F. temperature.
Asphalt repairs are necessary to correct pavement failures such as pot holes. Pot holes are a nuisance on many levels from driving over them, tripping in them, and trapping water causing even more structural damage. Asphalt patching is often the only answer to failures in asphalt pavement. There are many causes of pavement failures such as over loading (heavy delivery trucks or garbage trucks), lack of pavement maintenance, poor drainage, improper sub-grade or just like anything old age.
Procedure for Asphalt Repair
Saw cut edges of damaged area by mechanical means. Corners of repair area to be at right angles whenever possible. Remove existing pavement that has failed., compact sub-grade. Wet or damaged sub-grade material shall be removed and replaced with suitable material (treated soil, crushed stone or concrete). Sub-grade shall be of consistent depth throughout repair area. Edges of repair areas shall have vertical edges, cleaned and tacked with emulsified asphalt for adhesion. Place hot mix asphalt in lifts not exceeding 4” per lift.
Hot mixed asphalt shall meet or exceed local DOT specifications. Placed hot mixed asphalt shall be compacted to a minimum density of 96%.
Everyone needs to know the instructions if you want them to follow the plan for your parking lot layout. Striping traffic symbols as well as stall lines to guide drivers into parking stalls is critical to proper flow and safety for traffic in your lot. Fresh striping not only commands attention of drivers it looks nice too!
Procedure for Pavement Marking Paint
Painting shall be performed only when pavement surface is dry and clean. The outside temperature is above 40 degrees F. and when the weather is not excessively windy, dusty or foggy.
The mechanical equipment shall be an approved spray type marking machine, suitable for application of traffic paint. It shall produce an even and uniform film thickness for required coverage. Paint shall meet TT-P-1952D for water based paint. Film thickness shall be no less than 3 mills. Application rate should be 100 to 105 sqft per gallon of paint.
We offer all types of joint sealing for your concrete pavement. Joint sealing is used to prevent moisture from penetrating your sub-grade. Joint sealing also prevents sand and other organics from collecting and preventing the designed expansion and contraction of concrete pavement.
Procedure for Crack Sealing
Clean dirt, vegetation, and other debris from joints using compressed air, wire brushes or other mechanical means. Before sealing, joints shall be completely dry of all moisture. Pavement surface temperatures should be above 40 degrees F. Air compressors used for cleaning and blowing cracks will have filters to remove water and oil from air. Backer rod shall be installed in prepared joints prior to sealing to provide a uniform depth of joint. Sealant shall be applied in a neat manner filling the joint flush to the pavement surface without overfilling
Hot Pour Rubber
Joint sealer shall meet ASTM D 6690 types 2 & 3. Follow manufacture recommendations for maximum heating temperatures, material shall not be overheated. Heat materials in jacketed double boiler type melting unit, that is equipped with both agitation and recirculation systems. Black in color
Cold applied from 50 gallon drums or quart tubes in calking guns depending on project size. Grey in color
Cold applied from 50 gallon drums or quart tubes in calking guns depending on project size. Limestone in color