Road Repair is only performed on City owned roads. You can request to have cracks, potholes, and other pavement maintenance performed by submitting a service request in our Report Rio Rancho application.
Road Crack Sealing:
Crack sealing is a stopgap measure to prolong pavement life by minimizing water infiltration into the base course or subgrade.Crack sealing may be used on all asphalt pavements and only in cracks that are less than or equal to two (2) inches wide.Crack sealing should be finished before Preventative Maintenance is completed.
Road (Crack) Patching:
Crack patching is a stopgap measure to prolong pavement life by minimizing water infiltration into the base course or subgrade. Crack patching may be used on all asphalt pavements and only in cracks that are greater than two (2) inches wide. Crack patching should be finished before Preventative Maintenance is completed.
Pavement Maintenance Information:
There are two different types of pavement maintenance. These types are microsurfacing, and mill and inlay. It is important to note that pavement maintenance is done to extend the life of the existing pavement and improve driving surfaces. It is only after the pavement’s life is near the end that a full reconstruction, completely repaving the road, will take place.
Microsurfacing is not new pavement but a surface treatment that extends the longevity of roads by three (3) to five (5) years. This method helps protect the road from further weather deterioration. Please note that preexisting cracks will return over time.
Mill and inlay is a method where approximately one and a half (1.5) to two and a half (2.5) inches of the existing asphalt is removed and then replaced.
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