Often times, small portions of your pavement can be damaged from chemicals or the weather.
When damaged, your asphalt will either crack or a pothole will form. Potholes are formed when water seeps through the pavement via a hairline crack, then the earth expands and widens the area where the water has settled. In the case of a pothole, the damaged asphalt can quickly deteriorate as traffic drives over the damaged area or in the case of further erosion from chemicals or weather. As soon as a pothole forms, it’s very important to have the damaged area patched as soon as possible because poorly potholes will quickly grow and become a danger to traffic. Patching your potholes will not only prevent their growth but will also prevent other damage than can sprout in the same area, such as alligator cracking.
Some of the main reasons to patch damaged asphalt include:
- Prevent pothole growth and crack spreading
- Increase safety to both pedestrians and vehicles
- Increase the longevity of your asphalt investment
- Improve the curb appeal
- Improve the road quality for drivers