Keeping asphalt in top shape is more than just maintenance; it’s about ensuring safety and extending the life of our roads and asphalt surfaces. The secret to success? High-quality equipment. This guide aims to enlighten you on the essentials of asphalt care, spotlighting the most effective tools and techniques to solve common pavement issues, and making our maintenance tasks both efficient and impactful.

The Importance of Timely Maintenance

The integrity of asphalt pavements is continually threatened by wear and tear caused by traffic, weather conditions, and time. This is why timely maintenance and repair work are important in preventing minor issues from escalating into major problems, ultimately preserving road quality and extending pavement life.

A successful asphalt repair program requires proper preparation. It involves assessing the extent of damage, cleaning the affected areas, and selecting the right repair method, materials, and equipment for the job. This preparation ensures that repairs are not only effective but also durable.

Choosing the Right Equipment for Asphalt Surface Repairs


Potholes aren’t just a nuisance; they’re a road safety concern that needs timely attention. They develop when water seeps through cracks and, after freezing and thawing cylces, leaves behind voids that traffic breaks down. Tackling potholes with the Falcon Asphalt Recycling Hot Patcher with either recycled or fresh asphalt boosts your productivity by streamlining the repair process. Its push-button unloading and stable design allow for quick, effective fixes, adapting to various project sizes with different capacity options.


Crack Filling

Repairing cracks in asphalt early on can save a lot of hassle down the line. The process involves routing cracks properly before applying a sealant to ensure a durable repair. The Cimline R3 Crack Router excels in this preparation phase, using the latest technology to accurately route a reservoir for the sealant, while its dust suppression system maintains a clean work environment. This precision and cleanliness enhance the effectiveness and longevity of crack sealing efforts.

Following routing, the application of a high-quality sealant is crucial. Trailer Melters from leading manufacturers like Cimline and Etnyre play a pivotal role in this phase. Cimline’s Trailer Melters are praised for their durability and precise temperature control, ensuring the sealant is perfectly heated for application. Etnyre’s melters are also able to provide a reliable, continuous supply of heated sealant, designed for efficiency and ease of use. These tools enable road maintenance teams to achieve durable, high-quality crack repairs, extending the lifespan of asphalt pavements.


Wide Cracks and Joints

Wide cracks and joints in asphalt pavements present unique challenges, as they are too large for standard crack fillers and require a robust solution to ensure a durable repair. These types of pavement distresses compromise the structural integrity and longevity of the pavement, making effective treatment critical. Cimline’s ME3 Mastic Melter is designed specifically for customers utilizing prepackaged mastic for pavement maintenance. It stands out for its simplicity, reliability, and safety, offering operators an efficient means to apply mastic repairs to asphalt roadways and parking lots.

Alligator Cracking and Edge of Pavement Breaks

Addressing alligator cracking and edge of pavement breaks is crucial due to its indication of underlying structural issues in asphalt or surface treatment roads, and possible drainage issues with the road shoulder. Untreated, it can drastically affect pavement’s durability. For such repairs, the Durapatcher Trailer Spray Patcher offers an efficient, cost-effective, and long lasting solution. It specifically targets and repairs complex cracks through spray patching technology, effectively sealing the area to restore strength and prevent further damage, ensuring a longer lifespan for the pavement.

Your One-Stop Shop for Roadside Maintenance

Navigating the complexities of asphalt surface repairs and choosing the right equipment might seem daunting, but Amaco’s expert team is here to help. We’re dedicated to guiding you towards the perfect road maintenance equipment that suits your specific needs, ensuring you get the most out of your investment in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness.

Contact Amaco today for more information about our asphalt maintenance equipment, or call us to make a purchase / rental today.

Jeff MacDonald