maintenance workers pouring hot material into a crack in an asphalt road

This webinar will provide an overview of crack sealing and filling. It will discuss why sealing cracks is important, types of cracks, and how to limit the number of cracks in your pavement. Attendees will also learn about crack-filling methods, material selection, best practices, and how to deal with large cracks and cupped cracks.

Date & Time

This workshop will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CDT.

If you can't join us for the live broadcast, a recording will be available here after the event.


Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for county or city engineers or their technical staff who have responsibility for designing and/or managing crack sealing, filling, and mastic crack repairs.

Webinar Instructor

Thomas Wood has worked in the pavement field for more than 40 years. He has worked for MnDOT both in maintenance and asphalt research. He also worked for an asphalt supplier (Koch Materials Company) and a consulting engineering firm (WSB). He is currently employed by ASTECH Corp. as a pavement specialist helping customers with any pavement issues. Tom has a strong passion for keeping good roads good longer. He has been married for over 41 years with 4 children and 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild and another on the way. In his spare time, Tom enjoys tractor pulling, fishing, and hunting.

Webinar Access

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. We recommend that all registrants test their connection prior to the webinar using Zoom’s test meeting. Additionally, if you are new to Zoom, we recommend viewing the Zoom for Students Tutorial video.


0.25 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit and 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

More Information

For more information, contact Claire Johnson at


This webinar is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.