Troubleshooting Guide for Crack Sealing and Filling and Joint Sealing

The troubleshooting guide below associates common problems with their potential causes. For example, a sealant separating from the sides of a crack may be caused by application to a wet crack surface, dirty crack surface, poor material finishing technique, application of cold sealant, insufficient material, rain during the application, or application during cold weather. Note that some specifications described in the following content may not be the same as the specifications followed by your agency. Always check with your state agency’s standards and specifications when using these guidelines.

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