San Antonio Paving Companies
Paving repairs take on both small and large faults in the pavement that arise from natural wear and tear and also pressure or impact damage. Some of the common repairs that we see include cracks in concrete as well as potholes in asphalt pavements. Both of these types of repairs are done through localized methods that address the area at hand, rather than removing the pavement or repaving altogether.
Through localized repairs, we’re able to only focus on the damaged area, without the need for damaging or removing other parts of the pavement to adjust the current damages. Unless the damages have spread to the entire pavement, localized repairs are our standard method for targeting the repairs we often see. Localized repairs are also quicker than overhaul repairs and require less drying time than larger projects.
Asphalt can become damaged due to excessive weight before it’s been cured, oxidization, or extensive exposure to water. Lingering moisture and impact the foundation of the asphalt and cause it to crack or splinter. For damaged asphalt, asphalt patching and sealing are both common methods of repair. Asphalt patching, also known as the infrared process, applies indirect heat to the area that is damaged to ignite some flexibility on the asphalt and fill in the hole or crack. Like mold or clay, asphalt can be reworked and fitted to fill the damaged space when it hits a certain degree point. This is seen as an eco-friendly repair method as it doesn’t use many tools or chemicals to rid the area of a flaw, but rather applies indirect, or infrared, heat to promote molding and reshaping.
Paving Block Repairs
Paving blocks can become cracked or damaged if made from standard concrete or even brick. To repair paving blocks, we easily remove the damaged blocks and replace them with new ones that are fitted into place and sealed in. If your paving blocks are stained or painted, we will also apply any topcoats needed to ensure they blend in as much as possible. Removing one or a series of paving blocks won’t damage the surrounding ones, nor will it shove them out of place.
Concrete can crack for a number of reasons, with the main one being that once the water from the concrete mixture evaporates, it can lead to cracking if the mixture was not mixed with the accurate ratios of cement to water. Too much or too little water can lead to improper drying or cracking, which will show once your concrete has fully dried or is put into use. Of all of the pavement repairs, however, concrete is often the quickest and easiest. Using a concrete crack sealant paste, we can easily fill the cracks or holes in concrete that have sprung up over time. When larger concrete blocks or slabs have been damaged or cracks, they can also be patched using an epoxy resin, which fills and glues the cracks back together.