I love it when nature has its way and takes over—the flower pushing up through blacktop, vines taking over a telephone line, even moss aging the shady side of a building. Eventually, that subjugation will cause too much damage. Just as nature can take over and wreak havoc, so can asphalt damage. Asphalt cracks are a nuisance and once they start, they don’t stop. Asphalt cracks must be dealt with quickly and efficiently. If asphalt cracks are not fixed, or there are too many cracks, the asphalt may have to be replaced rather than repaired.
Standard asphalt repair methods are time-consuming, require significant labor and only last short-term. Roklin’s asphalt crack repair products provide several options, ready for use on most any asphalt repair project. Using Roklin’s simple methods, there is no need for major preparation—no grinding, drilling, pressure washing or saw-cutting. Simply sweep or blow out the damaged area, mix your materials and apply for solid asphalt crack repair.
Hairline Asphalt Cracks
Sealing smaller asphalt cracks can be done simply using PolyFlexDS black, available in a cartridge format. Make sure the crack is clean and free of moisture. Use a broom or blower to clean out any loose materials. Open cartridge and squeeze PolyFlexDS black directly into the crack. Use a scraper or straight-edge to smooth the material out. Wipe up any excess material and allow to dry for 30 minutes. Now the crack is filled and ready for use.
Large Asphalt Cracks
For larger asphalt cracks, use FloMix to stabilize and fill any voids. The polymer-based repair works in areas where the cracks are deeper and wider, the material flowing down to fill the entire space. It also needs no saw-cut or demolition, and the preparation is quick and easy.
Make sure that the damaged area is clean and dry, with no loose debris. Place the aggregate provided in the FloMix package to fill in the deeper area of the crack, without going above the surface of the damaged area. Using FloMix bottle “a”, carefully pour contents into provided 5-gallon bucket with the special sand.
Next, shake bottle “b” thoroughly and pour into sand mixture. Mix with a paddle-mixer, using a drill. When mixture is completely wet, pour FloMix onto cracks and use a trowel or lute to smooth material into cracks. When cracks are smoothed out, toss topping sand by hand over repaired area to create a smooth surface. In colder months or when there is little time for the repair, catalyst can be supplied as an additive to speed the reaction. The newly-filled cracks can be ready in less than an hour.