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Crack Sealing

Water is the most destructive element to our pavements. When water is kept out, pavement deterioration is slowed. Filling or sealing pavement cracks and joints help prevent water from entering the base and sub-base and will extend the pavement life by three to five years.

Crack and joint sealing should be an integral part of the pavement management system. Crack and joint sealing is an economical maintenance technique and should not be used to “glue” badly distressed pavement together.

Routing of the crack, as a part of the crack preparation, will provide a 40% greater chance of sealant success. Increasing the service life of the pavement will save money over time and reduce the inconvenience to the traveling public.