Cracking is a normal part of the life-cycle of asphalt, however cracks that are not dealt with properly expose your pavement to accelerated deterioration. One of the primary enemies to asphalt is water weakening the base and one of the primary ways water gets under your asphalt is through cracks.
For this reason it is very important that the cracks on your asphalt be sealed. In our area the damage by water getting under asphalt is increased due to the freeze / thaw cycle. At Bracken we clean each crack as needed and fill it with a rubberized crack sealant. Our crack sealant is specifically designed for parking areas and exceeds federal specifications for highway use.
Because crack sealing is not designed to add beauty to your driveway, we recommend seal-coating after the application of crack sealing to improve its appearance.