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The Three Most Common General Pavement Maintenance Practices

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Increasing budget constraints require that states and local agencies perform more work with less money. Historically, the emphasis of local highway departments has been on building new roads, but the new focus is on maintaining and preserving existing pavement surfaces. This shift has resulted in three types of pavement maintenance operations: Preventative Maintenance A preventive maintenance program is a systematic approach to using a series of preventive maintenance treatments over time. A single treatment will improve the quality of the pavement surface and extend the pavement life, but the true benefits of pavement maintenance are realized when there is a consistent schedule for performing the preventive maintenance....

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Why does Asphalt Crack? What are the Factors and Hazards?

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The properties of asphalt pavement allow it to expand and contract with fluctuations in the material temperature. However, extreme cold temperatures can cause asphalt pavements to contract to a point that exceed the material’s elastic capabilities, resulting in thermally cracked pavements. If these cracks are left untreated, the asphalt layer, granular base, and lower soil layers are susceptible to damage from water that infiltrates the crack. Water can “strip” the asphalt binder from the sides of the crack, weakening the pavement structure. Water can also increase the moisture content of the granular base and subgrade soils, thereby weakening the foundation...

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How Much Does Asphalt Maintenance Cost?

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How Much Does Asphalt Crack Filling Cost? Asphalt crack filling costs $100 to $300 per 100 linear feet to cover typical cracks. Keep in mind that quarter-inch to half-inch shallow cracks are easily repairable. Large cracks can be a sign of bigger problems. Having a minimum of 900 linear feet of cracks it is more cost effective to get your own crack repair machine from Pavemade. Our basic HOTBOX 10 will run you $998. Wide or connected cracks, aka “alligator cracks” can mean sub-base damage. When this is the case, you might need reconstruction or replacement. These are more extensive...

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How Much Does Asphalt Parking Lot Repair Cost?

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Fixing potholes with a contractor costs $2 to $2.50 per square FT for repairs up to two inches thick. Pros estimate crack filling repairs using linear feet at an average of $1 to $3 per FT. Prices usually include labor. The cost varies based on size, labor and patching method. Ask your pro to detail the costs in their quote. Compare your quotes to our best-selling offer a Pallet of crack filler with a FREE HOTBOX 10 for only $2,685. A contractor might suggest resurfacing a larger area if there's too much damage. This is typically $2 to $2.50 per...

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What Are The Factors That Determine The Cost of Asphalt Driveway Repair?

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Asphalt driveways typically last for about 20 years and need a touch-up/maintenance on a regular basis (3-5 years). You’re likely to be faced with the decision of replacing the current driveway to install a new one, or simply resurfacing the existing driveway. Resurfacing is typically more cost-effective and it averages around $1.75 to $2.25 per square FT to complete. For new asphalt driveway installations, the cost lies between $3 to $4 per square FT. To make your resurfacing even more cost effective use a Pavemade asphalt crack filler machine and hot rubber crack sealant to do some up front maintenance...

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