Storm drains take a lot of abuse, especially when it comes to distribution centers and warehousing. Trucks constantly driving over the metal storm grates with enormous loads cause movement and vibration so it's no surprise to see the surrounding asphalt crack and give way. Now the water that the drain is supposed to be diverting away is seeping into the asphalt. This erodes the ground underneath and causes more damage to the asphalt. Thus the cycle just continues and round-n-round it goes, causing more and more damage to the surrounding asphalt.
REPAIRING A STORM DRAIN
Most conventional repair methods come with a couple of problems.
1. A quick repair can lead to build up around the drain that causes water to pool or can even divert water away from the drain.
2. Cut out the damaged area and lay new asphalt: This process is time consuming and down the road you end up with the same problem all over again because it is not durable enough to handle the regular abuse.
Flash Track is polymer based asphalt repair solution that offers these advantages:
No saw cutting or heavy equipment needed.
Fast - sets up in 45 minutes
WHAT DOES A DRAIN REPAIR LOOK LIKE 5 YEARS LATER? LIKE THIS...
As you can see, there are no cracks in the repair and the 3 minor cracks leading to the drain have not cracked the repair area. Flash Track has helped stabilize the surrounding asphalt giving it a longer life.
Flash Track isn't a preventative measure; it's a fast and durable solution to fixing any asphalt related problems. To see more examples of what Flash Track is capable of, See our Asphalt Repair photos