If left unattended, pavement cracks will allow water, air and debris to enter the pavement structure. When it comes to sealing cracks, preparation is the key to a successful job. If done properly, cracksealing can add many years to the life of a pavement. In order to repair a crack, one must first create a clean, dry, warm reservoir area for the crack sealant to adhere to. One of the most common methods to obtain this area is to rout the crack out, providing a trough to accept the patching material. A crack chaser is used to widen a crack and roughen its edges so a filler or sealer can be placed and can be used on both asphalt and concrete for cracks up to 1/2 inch wide. This article examines different types of crack chasers and saws.

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    Johnson Hill Press

    1233 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 803
    Fort Atkinson, WI  United States  53538-0803
  • Authors:
    • Cleaver, L
  • Publication Date: 1996-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1996 12:00AM