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Can the pavement be coated? Can fit be patched, crack filled and coated? Does it need an overlay or total reconstruction starting from the base.



Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the pavement, gets cold, expands and then thaws. This weakens the pavement. Traffic loosens it even more, and it eventually crumbles and pops out.

Pothole repairs are performed by removing the damaged asphalt with a jackhammer or masonry saw to create a neat rectangle. When the excess asphalt is removed, an adhesive is applied and asphalt is added in layers. It is leveled off and compacted with a pavement roller.

Four Steps To Pothole Repair

1)We will set up traffic control measures...Depending on the area to be repaired, crews need the protection of correct signing, flaggers, or other traffic control.

2)Our crew marks the area to remove...Crews use paint to mark a straight-sided rectangle or polygon. Lines will delineate the pavement surrounding the pothole.

3)We prepare the pothole...Removing damaged material to reach a firm base, we make certain the remaining material is sound and free of cracks.

4)We apply tack to sides and bottom...Immediately before filling, the crew applies a tack coat onto the surface of old asphalt.



Cracks leeft unsealed in asphalt pavement allows water to penetrate the surface. This weakens the pavement structure and leads to failures in both the pavement and the base beneath it. Once this occurs only extensive and costly repairs can fix the problem.

Asphalt crack repair is the most cost effective way to stop this erosion of your asphalt investment before it's too late. When properly applied crack sealing materials will greatly extend the life of your asphalt pavement and prevent untimely damage.

Why Should You Fill Asphalt Cracks?

Cracks can also accumulate debris, dirt, and can start to grow weeds. Fixing cracks before they become potholes is the smartest thing to do. It also saves you money by extending the life of your asphalt.

There are a number of things that can contribute to the cracking of asphalt pavement. The most include:

1)Structural/ Reflex Cracks: are caused by vertical or horizontal movements of pavement beneath, due to expansion and contraction with temperature and moisture changes.

2)Surface/ Shrinkage Cracks: are caused by lack of traffic, extreme temperature changes, excess water and/ for ultraviolet degradation.

3)Joint or Seam Cracks: are caused by weak seam or improper pinch roll.

C.A.T. has the expertise to provide the best crack sealing available. Our pavement crack sealing crews sealing crews have the experience to efficiently complete your project with professionalism and care- minimizing our impact on your daily operations.



Sealcoating protects your asphalt investment from deterioration and is key to keeping an attractive looking parking lot or driveway. 

It's the best and most cost efficient way to avoid expensive repairs due to pavement failures.

C.A.T. offers asphalt sealcoating in Michigan to small and large commercial and residential properties. Our professional work crews are highly experienced and offer quick job turn-around to minimize interruption of your business or home.

We use only high performance, commercial grade materials on each job. Our professional spray equipment is built to handle materials of all different specifications for both commercial and residential asphalt sealcoating jobs.

How Sealcoat Is Applied...

Prior to application of sealcoat, the parking lot surface must be completely cleaned using blowers and manually sweeping the surfaces with a broom to assure all particles are removed. If the surface isn't clean, the sealcoat may not adhere to the pavement  surface.

Asphalt pavement seal coating is applied with either pressurized spray equipment, self-propelled squeegee machines, or by hand with a brush. As the sealer materials are continually agitated to maintain consistency, the sealer is applied. Once application is complete , the sealcoat will need 24 to 48 hours to cure before the parking area can be open to vehicle traffic.



C.A.T. has expertise in line striping design and pavement marketing layouts of parking lots to ensure effective traffic flow and compliance with ADA regulations. Proper layout directs traffic safely and efficiently.

We utilize the industry's highest standards of equipment and materials on every line striping and pavement marking job. Our line striping projects are always completed with lines that are straight and even, and our stalls are uniform.

ADA Compliance

In July 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. ADA compliance is in affect for every business owner big or small. C.A.T. has knowledge to keep your company compliant with ADA guidelines on re-striping and new parking lot layouts.

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