Properly treating wide cracks

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    My question has to do with properly treating wide cracks in asphalt. I have an upcoming job where the cracks are 3/4″ and an inch deep. I know that filing the entire void with rubberized crack filler is not the correct solution. What I am looking for is a product or “trick” to assist in properly filling the majority of the void prior to treating the crack. Is using sand or filler rope recommended?

    Also, I was also asked to treat cracks on a tennis court. The customer requested hot pour rubberized crack-filler. I’m a little hesitant because I worry the product will come up and track all over the surface under high heat and aggressive foot traffic. any suggestions.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


    Use a crushed aggregate material (crusher reject, large aggregate sand, squeegee material that has jagged edges, crushed slag, etc). Place the material in the crack about 1/2 inch from the top and then crack seal. Do not use silica sand of 8 mesh sand as it will roll out or migrate down and the sealer material will rupture.

    Tom M


    To pmisinc,
    Which question are you answering? I’m just stating for tennis courts……..never ever fill cracks with hot rubber, nothing sticks to rubber, including tennis court color!!!

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