Asphalt Crack Filling – Who Is Responsible? Me or the HOA?
It goes without saying that although asphalt driveways are built to last, cracks are likely to appear especially after years of rigorous use.
If this happens, it’s usually best for you to either contact a professional asphalt crack filling company or, if it’s the Home Owner Association’s responsibility to do so, then by all means get in touch with them.
This is important because sealing the cracks will prevent you from spending a whole lot more, especially when the cracks get bigger and more conspicuous.
Signs That Your Driveway Needs Asphalt Crack Filling
Thankfully, asphalt cracks are usually visible even at the very early stage and you can easily have an asphalt crack filling project completed quickly and without any issues.
Cracks should be sealed as soon as possible to keep water out of the crack and prevent the overall asphalt surface from being damaged by water intrusion.
There are different kinds of cracks: hairline cracks, medium and large cracks. Hairline cracks can be sealed with a good grade sealcoat, however, larger cracks should be taken care of immediately with a top grade asphalt crack filling compound.
You may also consider allowing a trained professional to come to check out a larger crack before you decide on what to do next. If the crack is too large, the asphalt may need to be repaired or replaced.
A professional would also be able to determine if there are other types of asphalt substrate issues that are the root cause of the cracks.
From there, you can either notify the Homeowners Association if you’re under one or contract or hire a good asphalt crack filling firm to do the job for you.
Cracks On the Asphalt Pavements & How They Are Effectively Repaired
Once you’ve concluded that the crack on your asphalt driveway needs to be repaired, then call a respectable asphalt crack filling company or the Homeowners Association (if you are under one). The HOA will then contact the firm on your behalf and have the crack sealed the right way before the situation exacerbates.
The reason why you need to hire the right firm is simply that they have the right tools, materials and expertise to resolve the problem.
First, they’ll clean the crack to ensure that debris is removed so the filler material with adhere.
Once the filler material is applied, the professionals will test the crack filling for the seal. They’ll then wait for 20 minutes before adding any additional crack filling material. The work is then left to dry.
Although the process appears simple (and it is for professionals), doing it yourself it’s not highly recommended.
HOA Asphalt Crack Filling – It’s Better Not To Wait
As mentioned earlier, not repairing that little crack in your driveway on time might only end up costing you so much more in the future as the crack gets bigger and bigger.
Therefore, knowing the right path to follow (if the homeowner association is responsible for such tasks in your area) or hiring your own crack filling professional, make sure the action is taken as fast as possible.
Does your pavement need asphalt crack filling?
C & L Services is a third generation family owned property maintenance company.
We have been providing asphalt crack filling and pavement repairs to builders, commercial property owners and communities in New Jersey for over forty years.
We can service your asphalt with a variety of pavement and maintenance services keep your clients happy.
If you’re in North Jersey, Contact us at 908-730-7884. If you’re in Central New Jersey call us at 732-886-1940 to arrange for asphalt crack filling.