Have potholes and other places in your asphalt parking lot that need to be repaired by a professional in the South Charlotte area? Call Counts Contracting for asphalt patching, seal coating and other maintenance projects.

patching beforeOh No, A Pothole! How Did That Happen?

Potholes occur when water seeps into pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks. When the water freezes, it expands and enlarges the crack. When the ice under the pavement melts, a void is left. Surrounding pavement falls into the void and forms a pothole. As asphalt pavement progresses through its performance life cycle, its appearance diminishes over time.  Fine hairline cracks spread and deepen within the asphalt. These areas will spread like a cancer without ongoing maintenance.  Water may enter through cracks and holes may form, undermining the substrate.  In this case, the most effective form of repair is to remove and replace the deteriorated area.

At Counts Contracting we know how to prepare the asphalt for proper draining as well as patching and repairs.

 

patch before 1patch before 2The Aspalt Patching Procedure:

Our professionals  will saw cut all patches using a walk behind or hand held asphalt cutting saw. The old asphalt will be removed and hauled off to an off site location. The base will then be inspected and replaced with a compacted base ideal for asphalt if needed. The edges of the existing asphalt will be cleaned and tacked with state approved asphalt tack. The asphalt will be replaced with state approved binder or surface mix asphalt and compacted to the proper depth. All completed patches will be smooth with clean straight edges that are appealing to the eye.