routing and sealing pavement cracks

Asphalt Crack Sealing and Crack Routing - Merit Asphalt, Inc.

Asphalt crack routing is an advanced method of crack sealing. A router is used to create a clean, dry, reservoir so cracks can be evenly sealed with an elastic material that protects against moisture infiltration. It's the most cost-effective way to maintain your asphalt and prevent major damage so you can extend the life of your pavement.

Best Practices for Successful Crack Routing

Jun 05, 2017 · Preparation of pavement cracks is important in successful sealant application. Routing cracks prior to installation provides clean surfaces for sealant application and a 40% greater chance of sealant success. Cutting the pavement along the crack path provides a reservoir for sealant in smaller cracks and an intact sidewall for adhesion.

Pavement Routers | Dust Control Routing Equipment - Crafco

Sep 01, 2017 · Routing and sealing pavement cracks with a Standard Recessed Band-Aid (or over-band) can increase sealant life by over two-times that of non-routed and sealed cracks and there is no better machine on the market than the Model 30 Router.

Benefits of Routing Before Sealing Cracks | Asphalt Crack ...

One of these is crack routing. With crack routing, a machine is used to open up the cracks, widening and deepening them. After this is done, then the sealant is poured in, filling up the crack. When done together, crack routing and sealing can drastically extend the life of your pavement.

Routing and Sealing of Cracks in Concrete - theconstructor

Routing and sealing of cracks in can be used for dormant cracks not involving the restoration of tensile strength. In this method the crack is enlarged along its exposed face to form a V-shaped groove up to a minimum width of 6 mm and a depth of 6 to 25 mm. The groove thus formed is filled and sealed with suitable material.

The Benefits Of Routing Prior To Crack Sealing - Fix Asphalt

CRACK ROUTING. Water is the most destructive elements to asphalt and parking lots. Crack sealing is performed as a preventative maintenance procedure to prevent the infiltration of water to the subgrade, thereby leading to pot holes and alligator cracks.

Why Routing and Sealing Pavement Cracks Is the Best Option

Apr 24, 2017 · Routing and sealing is an accepted industry-wide technique of repairing minor and major cracks in asphalt pavements. Whether you own a residential driveway that’s in disrepair and in need of crack-sealing applications or a commercial parking lot, this is a highly effective solution that’s used by qualified contractors.

| AsphaltPro Magazine | How to Crack Seal Right, Step By Step

Shapiro recommends routing on roads with less than 20 percent crack density. “When sealing cracks in pavement with greater than 20 percent crack density, simple cleaning and sealing of the cracks is recommended,” he said. Next, you’ll need to ensure the surface is clean and dry.


Routing and/or sealing shall not be carried out when the pavement is damp or wet, when water is migrating up into the routs or when the pavement surface temperature is greater than 50° C. The conditions under which cracks shall be routed and sealed or sealed without routing, are specified

The Benefits Of Routing Prior To Crack Sealing - Fix Asphalt

CRACK ROUTING. Water is the most destructive elements to asphalt and parking lots. Crack sealing is performed as a preventative maintenance procedure to prevent the infiltration of water to the subgrade, thereby leading to pot holes and alligator cracks.

Crack sealing & routing Mokena, IL | Black Hawk Paving

Filling or sealing pavement cracks to prevent water from entering the base and sub base will extend your pavement’s life by three to five years. The polymeric hot-applied sealant is intended to fill the cracks and keep water out of your pavement. When water is kept out, pavement deterioration is slowed.

Why You Should Offer Asphalt Crack Routing to Your Customers

Jun 05, 2017 · In comparison, cracks that are both routed and sealed offer up to seven years of pavement protection, thus almost doubling crack sealing efforts and giving the customers more bang for their crack ...


This specification covers the work of routing existing cracks up to 20 mm in width and cleaning and sealing routed and unrouted cracks in hot mix asphalt pavements with hot poured rubberized asphalt sealant compound. 341.01.01 Specification Significance and Use . This specification has been developed for use in municipal -oriented Contracts.

M212 Routing and Sealing of Cracks (Concrete Pavement)

This Specification is specifically for the routing and sealing of cracks in pavements as a combined activity. It does not cover sealing only as a single activity.

Crack Routing & Sealing - RAPCO Asphalt

Process. By routing the crack first and injecting the sealer into the routed reservoir, the sealant reaches the bottom to the top of the crack allowing the sealant to expand and contract through weather cycles — protecting the integrity of the crack repair. If a crack is not routed, the …

Field Manual for Crack Sealing in Asphalt Pavements (0 ...

this manual, crack sealing will refer to both crack filling and sealing. Specifically, what is usually referred to as crack sealing will be referred to as crack sealing with routing. PAVEMENT SELECTION Preventative Maintenance TxDOT employs crack sealing ex-tensively as a cost effective technique in preventive maintenance. Preventive main-

UFGS 32 01 17.61 Sealing Cracks in Asphalt Paving

If the pavement being sealed is to receive a hot asphalt overlay, then small cracks should not be sealed. Medium and large cracks can be filled or sealed but the top of the sealant should be below the pavement surface. Prior to the overlay, the cracks can be filled using a …

Crack Routing

A popular method for preparing cracks for sealing is crack routing. Both impact routers and routers utilizing diamond or carbide blades widen the cracks to a uniform size. A backer rod is sometimes placed in the routed crack. Downloads and Links: Why Crack Seal. Crafco Crack Routing Machine. Rapid Rabbit Crack Chaser. Hot Rod Excel Backer Rod.


A. Routing Cracks and Joints. Rout cracks and joints with a router to provide at least a 1 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep vertical-edged reservoir with minimal spalls at its edges then clean routed reservoir, then clean and seal. Transverse cracks and joints shall be routed 1 foot into shoulder areas. B. Sealant Melting.

Concrete Repair Manual: Crack Repair – Surface Sealing

Method 1: Rout-and-Seal Cracks. When routing a crack, the Contractor should use a grinder to create a V-shaped groove, with the crack centered in the groove. Though it can vary depending on the application, the grooves should typically be about 3/8 inch deep.