One of the first signs of asphalt failure is the showing of cracks throughout your pavement surface. Once these cracks form, it allows for water to penetrate the base of your asphalt. When water reaches the base, it can then compromise the integrity of the asphalt by allowing the base to move and shift which will then cause the pavement surface to do the same thing. If this goes untreated for too long, those seemingly harmful cracks can spread into alligator cracking which will eventually become a major liability problem in the form of a pot hole.
By taking the first step in asphalt maintenance and sealing up those cracks with hot rubberized crack sealer, it can potentially extend the life of your asphalt by 50%.