Your Preferred Choice for Asphalt Solutions

Trusted Asphalt Patch Repair Company in Seattle

High-Quality Materials

Our commitment to quality helps extend the life of your pavement, providing you with a return on investment that can’t be beaten.

Seasoned Professionals

Our asphalt specialists have the expertise to handle all types of projects, regardless of size or complexity.

Comprehensive Asphalt Solutions

Our asphalt contractors specialize in crack filling and sealing, patch repairs, resurfacing and anything dealing with Asphalt.

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Seattle’s Trusted Asphalt Paving Company

Our Three-Step Approach to Our Asphalt Patching Service

Our proven method has been tested through the years through the hundreds of asphalt patching projects we have done within the Seattle Metro area and beyond.

Step 1: Assessment and Preparation

The first step involves a thorough assessment of the damaged area to determine the extent and cause of the damage. This is crucial for deciding the appropriate repair method and materials needed for the project. The area is then prepared for repair, including cleaning the damaged site by removing debris, water, and loose asphalt fragments. This preparation ensures a clean, solid base for the new asphalt, which is essential for long-lasting repair. The edges of the damaged area may be cut and squared off to create a uniform shape that can be more effectively filled and compacted.

Step 2: Applying the Asphalt Patch

Once the site is prepared, applying the asphalt patch is next. The choice between hot mix and cold mix asphalt will depend on the size of the repair, weather conditions, and the immediate need for the area to be back in use. Hot mix asphalt is generally preferred for its durability and longer-lasting results, especially for larger or deeper repairs. The asphalt mix is then carefully poured into the prepared area, ensuring it fills every void for a uniform repair. Special attention is given to the edges to ensure they bond well with the existing pavement, preventing future water infiltration and damage.

Step 3: Compaction and Finishing Touches

The final step is the compaction of the newly applied asphalt to ensure it is densely packed and flush with the surrounding surface. This is typically done using a vibratory plate compactor or a roller for larger areas, which helps to create a smooth, durable surface that can withstand traffic and weather conditions. Once compacted, the area is checked for any irregularities or finishing touches that may be needed, such as additional compaction or smoothing. The repaired area is then allowed to cure for the appropriate amount of time before it is reopened to traffic.

Common Question about our Asphalt service

Asphalt Patching FAQ

The best time for asphalt patching in Seattle is during the dryer and warmer months, typically from late spring to early fall (May through September). Seattle’s climate, known for its wet conditions, can make asphalt repairs challenging during the rainy season. Performing patching during dryer periods ensures better adhesion and curing of the asphalt material.

The curing time for a patch repair can vary depending on the type of asphalt mix used and weather conditions. Generally, cold mix asphalt patches can be ready for traffic almost immediately, although they are considered less durable. Hot mix asphalt repairs, which are more durable, may require several hours to cool and harden fully. In optimal conditions, a hot mix asphalt patch could be ready for traffic in as little as a few hours after compaction.

Asphalt patching is not recommended in the rain because water can prevent the proper adhesion of the asphalt material to the existing pavement, leading to a less durable repair. For best results, patching should be performed on a dry day. If an emergency repair is necessary, temporary solutions like cold mix asphalt may be used until a permanent repair can be made in dry conditions.

Seattle’s wet climate can be challenging for asphalt longevity, as water infiltration through cracks and potholes can lead to further pavement deterioration. Properly executed asphalt patching, with thorough preparation and the use of high-quality materials, can help mitigate these effects. Additionally, regular maintenance, including sealcoating and timely repairs, can extend the life of asphalt patches in Seattle’s climate.

Yes, many asphalt contractors in Seattle offer environmentally friendly options for asphalt patching. These may include the use of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) in the asphalt mix, which reduces the need for new materials and lowers the carbon footprint of the repair. Additionally, some contractors may offer asphalt mixes that are lower in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or use eco-friendly methods for heating asphalt, contributing to a reduced environmental impact.