Why Asphalt Cracks & What to Do
Asphalt may crack from erosion and the sun's UV rays. An important asphalt installation process we emphasize is compacting the base beneath the asphalt pavement. If the base begins to settle unevenly, the surface loses it's integrity and will crack. When cracks develop, UV rays from the sun deteriorate the inside walls of the crack. Existing cracks will spread in winter weather conditions. Cracks allow water to settle at the base and cause more erosion. It is important to fill and seal asphalt cracks to extend the life of your asphalt.