Crack Seal:
Best ‘Bang for the Buck’


Cracks in an asphalt surface provide water with direct access to the sub-base of the road.  As water mixes with the gravel underneath, the sub-base can become soft, allowing the asphalt surface above to fail. 

This failure is often the cause of potholes and cracking. With proper asphalt maintenance, the failure can be slowed considerably and the life of the road extended.

Crack sealing a road previous to chip sealing it can greatly increase the life of a road greatly increasing the time between a costly road resurface or replacement. 

Crack seal:
An Important Part of your Maintenance Plan.

According to The Association For Pavement Preservation “Every $1.00 spent on pavement preservation will save from $6.00 to $10.00 or more in rehabilitation/reconstruction costs.”(


“FHWA statistics clearly indicate that, as the costs for major rehabilitation and- reconstruction continue to rise, there has been effectively no improvement in the percentage of roads classified as exhibiting “good” or better ride quality over the last 7 years.

Moreover, rising construction costs and a trend toward highway funding which continues to fall short of the levels needed to improve overall system quality further increase the urgency to implement effective preservation practices nationwide.”

(US DOT FHWA Transportation System Preservation Research, Development, and Implementation Road map 2008)

There are multiple types of crack seals that are designed to fill cracks in different situations.  We would be glad to work with you to determine what material will best fit your needs and meet the specifications.


There are specific crack seal products designed for highways and road use that differ from those designed for parking lot use where slower moving traffic is expected. 

For each specific Asphalt Maintenance situation that arises, Imperial Asphalt will provide the right solution.


Our indirect heat transfer kettles will melt blocks of rubberized crack sealant at temperatures above 350 degrees F. 

This liquid rubber is then installed in the crack filling it to the top, leaving a band-aid effect on the surface to create a sealed crack.  The liquid rubberized material is allowed to penetrate the crack as deep as it will flow. The crack seal material then adheres to the side walls of the crack as it cools down and cures.  This bond affect is something that is best achieved by the heated liquid form hot pour crack seal provides. crackSeal3

From small businesses to busy freeways and complex city streets, Imperial Asphalt has served Southeast Idaho for over 15 years.  We offer free asphalt maintenance evaluations and consultations and we will follow up with superior service and quality work, all with competitive prices.

Imperial Asphalt also offers other needed services such as the routing of cracks, Traffic Control, and the Cleaning of parking lots, and roads with our vacuum truck/sweepers.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Imperial Asphalt  (208) 782-0301