10100 NE Marx St.
Portland, OR 97220
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Sealcoating & Crack Sealing
Asphalt pavements are subject to deterioration due to water and sunlight. Water intrusion is the leading cause of pavement failures. Water softens the base and subbase under the asphalt. This situation leads to cracks, then to "alligated" areas and those areas eventually become potholes. Ultraviolet rays from the sun are the second leading cause of pavement failures. Sunlight oxidizes the pavement causing the asphalt to become brittle and begin to ravel. Unprotected, those pavements will eventually fall apart.
The primary methods of protecting valuable investments in asphalt surfaces are sealcoating and crack sealing. The first line of defense against water intrusion is crack sealing. Cracks in asphalt pavements begin at the bottom of the asphalt and work their way to the surface. Once a crack reaches the surface, the volume of water reaching the base increases dramatically. If left alone the crack will continue to widen and the pavement will eventually fail. Properly sealing those cracks will greatly reduce that flow of water.
Sealcoating asphalt is very similar to painting wood. Sealcoat provides a protective barrier between the pavement and water and sunlight, while providing a new, eye-pleasing look to the property.
The keys to quality sealcoating and crack sealing are preparation and using superior products in the application. We believe that no other contractor spends the preparation time that Pavement Maintenance, Inc., does for both sealcoating and crack sealing. We also use only top of the line products thus assuring the best possible results on each and every job.
You can also expect our crews to work in a professional and courteous manner and through careful planning and efficient operations, we can minimize the disruption to your business.
Frequently, when we are called on to provide estimates or long term pavement maintenance recommendations, certain areas of the asphalt are alligated or there may be potholes present. Neither sealcoating, nor crack sealing will fix these problems. Depending on the cause and severity of the problem, remove and replace or overlay "hot-mix" asphalt repairs will be needed. While Pavement Maintenance, Inc., does not directly provide hot-mix asphalt repairs, we do work with several quality pavers. We can obtain the bids and subcontract the pavement repairs to coordinate the repairs with the other facets of the job to be done.