Crack filling is an essential part of both preventative maintenance and pavement repair. Cracks let in water, which causes the pavement base to become unstable and deteriorate. When cracks are identified and filled while they are small, it keeps them from turning into bigger problems such as potholes or permanent pavement damage requiring restoration. Cracks left unfilled will definitely grow in size, causing pavement to prematurely fail. Eosso Brothers Paving uses a hot rubberized sealant to repair cracks. We recommend an annual inspection (after the freeze-thaw cycle of winter) to repair any cracks and keep your pavement in excellent condition.
If your pavement has alligator cracks, these cannot be filled and require complete pavement reconstruction.
Oil Spot Repair
When oil spots get on pavement, they can cause permanent damage if not removed. Petrol products, antifreeze and kitchen oils absorb into the asphalt, causing it to deteriorate. If you find an oil spot in the first 1-3 days, you can clean with dish detergent, hot water and a soft broom. If it has been more than 4 days, apply kitty litter to the spot and sweep it with a soft broom. If the spot has saturated the pavement, try scratching the spot with a screwdriver. If the screwdriver penetrates the pavement, patching is necessary. If it does not penetrate through the pavement, an oil spot primer and sealcoating will work to repair the damage.
Sinkholes are unsightly, dangerous and are clear signs of a problem. They are caused in different ways, but are usually due to water in one way or another. This is why drainage is such an important factor for proper pavement management, both on pavement and in surrounding areas. Eosso Brothers Paving repairs sinkholes in grassy areas. Sinkholes usually require repair of damaged pipes, followed by filling the hole and compacting the soil. Repairing sinkholes promptly will prevent more costly pavement repairs down the road.
Potholes & Patching
Eosso Brothers Paving utilizes infrared patching technology. Learn more about infrared patching and see a video here.
The primary cause of pavement deterioration is water. If water is left to pool on pavement and does not properly drain, it will lead to problems with your pavement. Water can also cause dangerous conditions, which in commercial and residential complexes can lead to increased liability. Eosso Brothers Paving will inspect the problem area and determine how to best fix it. Sometimes this requires a pavement patch to elevate the pavement in a particular area or installation of a catch basin or drain (see our catch basin page). Drains can be installed in both grass and pavement.