Both rural and city roadways require maintenance and occasional repaving. The paving process takes time to ensure that all safety measures are taken and no procedural steps are missed. An improperly prepared substrate will throw off the entire paving project and make it unstable. Unstable paving equates to sloppy work and serious problems including water damage and potholes in a short amount of time. Avoid these issues by calling on Rapco Asphalt Maintenance in Franklin Park, IL at 847-299-1830. We service the entire Chicago area and provide asphalt paving solutions to all types of commercial and residential clients.
Structural Pavement Repair: This may include asphalt resurfacing, asphalt reconstruction, parking garages, or the installation of a catch basin. Catch basins are often installed in parking lots or parking garages to help water flow away from the structure itself. This helps prevent water related damages like cracks and potholes.
Asphalt Crack Repair: Cracks are usually the result of age and water. Very small cracks in the surface allow water, oil, and UV rays to enter and weaken the substrate. Alligator cracking, or serious cracking that leads to the formation of potholes, is a direct result of this type of damage. Repair measures must be taken as quickly as possible to prevent serious problems.
Asphalt cracks are routed out and properly cleaned before filling it with a sealant. This process allows the sealer to reach from the bottom to the top of the crack, effectively sealing out water and preventing the crack from expanding in either direction.
Pothole Repair: Repairing potholes in asphalt may be approached from a few different angles. We may simply patch the pothole until proper repairs may be made. This often creates an uneven surface and isn’t our preferred method. Asphalt is usually removed from the affected area, ground up, mixed again to make new asphalt, and reapplied as new over new substrate to properly take care of potholes.
Sealcoating: Sealing asphalt is absolutely necessary for the health of the surface. Sealcoating is the process of applying the sealant, which returns the lustrous black sheen to the surface. Line painting must be refinished after each sealing.
Many people aren’t aware that asphalt is actually eco-friendly and 100% recyclable. Used asphalt is simply dug up, ground smooth, and combined with bitumen to create brand new asphalt to be used as needed. The sand and gravel used in asphalt from 50 years ago is still in use today, and will be in use as long as asphalt is being repurposed to suit our driving and parking needs.
Rapco Asphalt Maintenance is located in Franklin Park, IL. If you’re looking for asphalt care or maintenance in the Chicago area, call us at 847-299-1830.