Although the climate in Vancouver is generally mild, the area is well-known for its occasional temperature extremes, which can wreak havoc on even the best-laid asphalt. With more than 20 years’ experience in the local area, Topwest Asphalt has the knowledge, skills, and experience to cope with the challenges of Vancouver paving. Let us help you with all of your asphalt needs.
At Topwest Asphalt, no paving job is too small or too large. We work with individual homeowners to design and create beautiful, long lasting driveways. We work with small businesses and large commercial enterprises on parking lots and other paved surfaces. We even do a lot of municipal work on public roadways. If you need any type of asphalt paving in Vancouver or the surrounding area, contact us to discuss your ideas.
Asphalt cracking generally happens when the top layer begins to oxidize, growing dry and brittle. Due to temperature fluctuations and stress, this can occur in any type of paving. Vancouver weather can raise the risk for cracking due to temperature extremes and frequent precipitation.
Once a crack has begun, rainwater and other moisture can seep inside, causing further erosion and worsening the problem. Over time, it can even destabilize the sub-grade under the asphalt, causing additional cracks and leading to potholes. Sealing the cracks will extend the life of the pavement by preventing water from entering.
We begin with a process known as crack routing, in which we expand the crack into a V-shaped groove with neat edges and thoroughly clean it out. Then we apply a hot rubber crack sealant that retains flexibility when it dries. This allows it to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, minimizing the chances for further cracking.
If your asphalt is too badly damaged for crack sealing, we have other methods of repairing your asphalt paving. Vancouver weather dictates the techniques we choose. For potholes