Secondary cracks WILL become your next pothole unless sealed.
Unsealed PCC/AC joints allow water under the PCC slabs. Heavy traffic deteriorates the PCC causing it to move and break. This movement creates further damage to the asphalt. The cracks allow water to penetrate under the damaged PCC and accelerate the disrepair.
Check out the images below to see how we fixed it and watch the videos to learn more about Mastic One.
Pothole with Secondary Cracks Solution
Unsealed cracks can lead to potholes. When properly sealed, only 1% of cracks form into potholes within 3 years. Without proper sealing, 75% of cracks form into potholes within the same time frame. Sealing secondary cracks is an important step in pothole prevention.
Crafco® Mastic One
Mastic One is a hot-applied, pourable, self-adhesive patching material used for preservation, maintenance and repair of asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavements and bridge deck surfaces. Mastic One is composed of highly modified polymer asphalt binder and durable lightweight construction aggregate. This product is formulated for distresses larger than those typically repaired by crack or joint sealing, but smaller than those requiring remove and replace patching procedures.
Above is a news clip on how the Kent County Road Commission used Mastic One to patch some potholes and the long-term success they are seeing with the application.