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Asphalt Patching & Repair


Oh no….those pothole demons again. Everybody hates these guys.

Everything about them is bad news. They cause potential safety hazards for vehicles and pedestrians alike, which means….basically everybody. If you’re dealing with potholes or even cracks (which eventually become potholes) please reach out to us as soon as possible for an evaluation. Upon completion of our inspection, we will be able to tell you if the asphalt can and should be patched, or if there’s a larger issue that needs to be addressed to prevent it from happening again in the future. If you need asphalt patching or repair, you’ve come to the right place.

Asphalt Crack & Pothole Patching

Asphalt is a mixture of aggregates–crushed stone–and binders that act as the glue that holds that mixture together. When freshly paved, asphalt is a deep, rich black color. As the years go by, UV rays from the sun will inevitably break down those binding materials, which allows moisture to seep in and fill in the gaps left behind.

The resulting moisture causes the aggregates to expand and contract, compromising the integrity of the pavement over time. This entire process causes the color of the asphalt to turn from that deep black color to a light, ashy grey color that we see a bit more often out in the world. If this process is allowed to continue, the binding materials weaken to the point of completely losing their bond to the aggregates. This is when cracks and potholes begin to develop. And we don’t want those!

Asphalt Paving Austin has a number of methods for proper asphalt patching to help extend the life cycle of your investment. 

Asphalt Repair Methods

  • Throw-and-Roll – This technique involves a temporary patching method in which liquid asphalt is filled into a hole and then rolled over. When it reacts with the air, the liquid asphalt solidifies and may be applied in layers. This is a good solution in situations where a quick or emergency fix is needed. 
  • Spray Injection – For spray injections, the first step is for special truck-mounted equipment to blow water and debris out of the crack or pothole. Second, aggregate and emulsion is injected into it at an extremely high pressure so that no compaction is required. This method is ideal for adverse conditions and is often preferred to the throw-and-roll method, which is technically only temporary.
  • Semi-Permanent Patch – First, the surface is properly prepared with the help of a broom or air compressor which removes water and debris. Then, the area requires patching is cut back with a hand tool or power equipment. This prepared hole is then filled with patching mix and compacted with a roller.
  • Full-Depth Patch – A full-depth patch is considered to be a permanent repair. The patching area is excavated to a depth of 4 inches or more, and extended at least one foot into the surrounding area to provide a firmer support. Then a tack coat mix is applied, followed by the asphalt mix. Finally, a backfill is poured to ensure proper bonding of the aggregate.

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Asphalt Austin

Our professional asphalt paving team at Asphalt Paving Austin has been proudly serving Austin and surrounding cities for decades. Our dedication to our craft, combined with our passion that we have for our community, motivates us to give our best day after day, year after year.

We’d be happy to provide asphalt services in the following cities in Austin:

  • Round Rock
  • Cedar Park
  • Georgetown
  • Pflugerville
  • Hutto
  • Buda
  • Kyle
  • Leander
  • Lakeway
  • San Marcos
  • New Braunfels

Putting off Asphalt Repairs Can Be Costly

In life, small issues tend to grow into much bigger ones. Problems with asphalt are no exception to this rule. If cracks and potholes appear in your asphalt and you choose to wait to fix them, they will cause bigger headaches for you. Not only will they ruin the aesthetic of your asphalt, they will pose a safety issue for cars and pedestrians, and water erosion can lead to complete asphalt failure. If your asphalt fails and needs to be completely repaved….let’s just say that a the cost of asphalt repair is peanuts in comparison to that.  When you hire us to complete a repair job, you’re making a smart decision that will benefit you long-term. Keep your asphalt smooth and problem-free by contacting us today!

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