CRACK SEALING in Seattle, WA
Crack Sealing [krak][seel]
1. to seal cracks
2. to protect sub-base from surface water from cracked asphalt
3. to fill crack with hot rubberized asphalt.
Materials: The use of hot pour crack sealing is by far the industry standard for both commercial and residential properties. This is why we only use hot pour crack sealing.
Preparation: This is an important issue. The bottom line here is this: Is the crack clean of debris, vegetation, and moisture. Contractors use a variety of acceptable prepping methods, Wire wheels, manual, blowing, and torching. We use them all.
Coverage: When cracks are properly sealed, they should have a band on both sides of the crack. We only use a notched squeegee that allows materials to sit on top of crack with a band.
Equipment Needed: With hot pour crack sealing, contractors can use 5 gallon bucket with a torch stand or mobile units that hold up to 350 gallons. Main point is that the contractor is using a method that allows for the material to reach over 350 degrees so the polymers can activate for proper performance. We use a variety of these methods, but all are hot pour applications.
Serving: Seattle, Tacoma, Renton, Shoreline, Everett, Lynnwood, WA/p>