Asphalt is an incredibly durable material. However, the ice and snow that plague Minnesota in the winter can cause the asphalt to crack, which means you need reliable asphalt patching services. Bituminous Roadways, Inc. serves the Minneapolis and St. Paul area and has helped many customers in the same situation.
Comprehensive Asphalt Patching Services
Because asphalt is a porous substance, water from rain or snow can seep down through the gaps if the asphalt isn’t sealed correctly or frequently enough. When temperatures drop, the water freezes and can crack the asphalt. The cracks can lead to potholes, which can ruin cars and create safety hazards. Types of patching services:
- Surface Patching. This method is used usually in emergency cases, where the patch is only a short term fix. It is not intended to last over time, but rather be a temporary solution for an unsafe area.
- Mill Patching. This type of repair requires a mill to grind off a layer of asphalt. This is typically used when the asphalt has depressed, resulting in drainage issues.
- Dig-Out (of Full-Depth) Patching. This method involves removing the full thickness of asphalt in a distressed area, recompacting existing aggregate base, and replacing it with new asphalt. This type of patching is the most durable.