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    Licensed & Insured Asphalt Paving Contractor Serving Fairfield County, CT
    Licensed & Insured Asphalt Paving Contractor Serving Fairfield County, CT

Identifying and repairing asphalt pavement damage is essential for maintaining the integrity and longevity of your paved surfaces. D&B Paving Contactors provides Asphalt repair services in Shelton, CT and surrounding towns.  Here are some common types of pavement damage and how to address them:

  1. Cracking:
    • Types: Cracks can come in various forms, including alligator cracks, longitudinal cracks, transverse cracks, and block cracks.
    • Causes: Cracking can result from factors like water infiltration, freeze-thaw cycles, heavy traffic loads, and inadequate base layers.
    • Repair: The appropriate repair method depends on the type and extent of cracking. For small cracks, crack sealing with hot or cold asphalt sealant is common. Larger or more severe cracks may require patching or milling and overlay.
  2. Potholes:
    • Causes: Potholes are typically formed by the expansion and contraction of water as it freezes and thaws in pavement cracks. Traffic wear and tear can also exacerbate their formation.
    • Repair: Potholes should be patched with hot asphalt mix. The damaged area is cut, removed, and replaced with new asphalt to match the surrounding surface.
  3. Rutting:
    • Causes: Rutting is the formation of depressions or grooves in the pavement, often caused by repeated h aeavy traffic loads or poor compaction during installation.
    • Repair: Resurfacing or overlaying the rutted area with a new layer of asphalt can correct the issue.
  4. Raveling:
    • Causes: Raveling is the disintegration of the asphalt surface, often due to the effects of traffic, weather, or poor asphalt mix.
    • Repair: Applying a seal coat or microsurfacing can help restore the surface and prevent further deterioration.
  5. Fading and Oxidation:
    • Causes: Over time, exposure to sunlight and environmental factors can cause the asphalt surface to fade and become brittle.
    • Repair: Faded and oxidized asphalt can be restored through seal coating, which rejuvenates and protects the surface.
  6. Bleeding and Flushing:
    • Causes: Bleeding is the accumulation of excess asphalt binder on the surface, while flushing occurs when the asphalt is pushed to the surface by traffic or heat.
    • Repair: Sweeping, blotting, or the application of sand can address minor issues. In more severe cases, milling and overlay may be necessary.
  7. Corrugations (Washboarding):
    • Causes: Corrugations are typically the result of uneven compaction during installation or heavy vehicle traffic.
    • Repair: Grinding and overlaying the affected area can eliminate corrugations and restore a smoother surface.
  8. Crushing:
    • Causes: Crushing is often caused by heavy loads and may result in localized depressions.
    • Repair: Milling and overlaying can level the crushed area and create a smoother surface.
  9. Root Damage:
    • Causes: Tree roots can exert pressure on asphalt surfaces, leading to cracking and upheaval.
    • Repair: Repair methods vary depending on the extent of damage. This may involve root pruning, crack sealing, or patching.
  10. Edge Damage:
    • Causes: Edge damage can result from erosion, traffic, or the absence of proper edge support.
    • Repair: Repairing damaged edges may require regrading, adding edge support, or applying a new asphalt edge.

It’s important to assess the extent of damage and consult with the professional Shelton asphalt contractors at D&B Paving Contactors for a comprehensive evaluation and repair plan. Timely repairs and routine maintenance by D&B Paving Contactors can extend the life of your asphalt pavement and prevent more extensive and costly issues down the line.

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