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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. If you have 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 less than $1,400. Wide or connected cracks, aka “alligator cracks” can mean sub-base damage. When this is the case, you might need reconstruction or replacement....

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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 $2,989. 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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How Much Does It Cost to Repair Asphalt Paving?

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Asphalt repairs cost anywhere from $20 to $6,000 or more. Most homeowners spend $900 to $3,100 for repairs. You can purchase a basic hot tar crack filling machine from Pavemade for under $1400. This doesn't account for roadway paving and sealing. An option instead of driveway replacement is repaving or overlaying the existing private road around the 15-year mark.This entails adding a new layer of asphalt over the existing. Most importantly, it’s catching the asphalt at a point in time so it can be saved without totally replacing. This service costs about $1.75 to $2.25 per square FT. If a driveway...

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