CHASING THE PERFECT CRACK REPAIR

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

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  • English

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