Driveway Crack Filling & Repair

Driveway Cracks Should Be Repaired Right Away

Why Is My Driveway Cracking?

Cracks in your driveway are a common occurrence, especially in Canada with extreme swings in temperature throughout the year. In the Winter, once asphalt breaks down and water from rain and melted snow seeps in the crevices, the water freezes and expands causing the asphalt to break. Cracks can range from minor to extreme, the worst of which is what we in the industry call “alligator cracking”

What Causes A Driveway To Crack?

Road Salt & Brine

Salt and brine from the street in winter eats away at your asphalt and breaks it down resulting in cracks


Rain will seep into crevices and soften the asphalt from under the surface

Winter Weather, Ice, and Snow

When snow and ice thaws, seeps into your driveway, and freezes again, the water inside the surface of your asphalt driveway freezes and expands, causing cracking.

Ultraviolet Rays from Sunlight

Asphalt has a tendency of fading when exposed to sunlight. Not only that, but the heat from the sun also causes asphalt to soften and break down over time.

How do I keep my driveway looking great?

To successfully prevent your asphalt from falling victim against cracks, it is necessary to seal your driveway on a regular basis (1-2 years). Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure the longevity of your driveway. Without proper care, your once durable pavement surface will have its life expectancy decreased dramatically.

I don't want my driveway to get worse, how can I fix it?

Contact Seal Of Approval and we will fill in those cracks and patch up those potholes. These repairs will save you a substantial amount in maintenance costs such as replacing the asphalt.

Our Driveway Crack Repair Process

What Process and Products does Seal of Approval use?

First, all cracks are cleared of debris, it is important when applying any product to your driveway to make sure that the asphalt is clear of any dirt or weeds that could spoil the end result.

Two variations of special crack filling solvents are used depending on the size of the crack. The materials we use are similar to what you would see on all major roads and highways

One solvent is a high-grade liquid crack filler designed for commercial use.

The other is a specially formulated product that is unlike any other used in Ontario. It is a direct heat rubberized crack and joint sealer.  The product is melted directly into the crack

When cracks have broken away pieces of your asphalt, we will remove all debris and patch it with commercial grade cold asphalt

 Please keep in mind that the cracking will spread and increase in size if not repaired.

Be sure to get your driveway fixed right away if you see cracking.

Seal of Approval Specializes in Asphalt Crack Repair