Fix Your Potholes with Infrared Asphalt Pothole Repair
Your asphalt pavement has a rough life. It is exposed to sunlight, rain, chemical deicers, freezing temperatures, snowplows and the weight of traffic. All of these elements can play havoc with the health of your pavement, but their effects may not manifest immediately. It may seem that your pavement is in perfect condition one week and riddled with potholes the next. Although potholes may seem to appear overnight, in most cases, they are the result of issues that have been affecting your pavement for several weeks or even months.
Fix Your Potholes with Infrared Asphalt Pothole Repair -How They Form
In some rare cases, potholes are the result of a poor installation job, but most of the time, they are caused by water that has managed to find its way beneath the pavement. As the water moves under the pavement, it erodes the foundation. Without a stable foundation, the pavement sinks in areas that lack the proper support, and as traffic moves across these areas, potholes develop.
Sometimes, potholes are caused by automotive fluids that have deteriorated the asphalt, leaving the pavement too soft to bear traffic. Chunks of the pavement may be dislodged by tires passing over the soft spots, and potholes can occur.
How to Prevent Potholes
Pothole prevention requires proactive maintenance. Cracks should be repaired promptly to prevent water from reaching the foundation. Automotive fluids should be cleaned periodically to prevent asphalt deterioration. Having fresh sealcoating applied regularly can also help protect your asphalt pavement.
Pothole Repair Methods
The size and number of potholes as well as the condition of the surrounding pavement must be considered when deciding on a repair method. For example, if the pothole is surrounded by a large area of pavement suffering from alligator cracking, replacing the pavement throughout the area may be the most cost-effective method. For an isolated pothole, however, infrared asphalt repair is often the best choice as it creates a seamless, lasting repair. Some small potholes may lend themselves to a fill or patch method of repair. The key is to have potholes repaired as soon as they develop to avoid additional pavement damage or a destabilized foundation.
Contact Driveway Sealing Call Frank for Help
Driveway Sealing Call Frank has been assisting customers throughout the Connecticut counties of New Haven and Fairfield since 1998. We specialize in infrared asphalt repair, crack sealing, asphalt paving, sealcoating and parking lot striping, and we also offer asphalt paving and curbing. Our crews have the expertise required to deliver quality work at competitive prices. If you would like to request a free quote, call (203) 378-0080 or 1-800-DRIVEWAY. You can also submit our convenient online form.
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