Under normal wear and tear, accidents or the "elements" will cause the asphalt to sustain damage. Under usual wear and tear conditions, water forming underneath the supporting soil will be the first culprit and then constant usage of the asphalt will cause the pothole "break" afterwards. More and more traffic on the affected area will continue to eject asphalt and underground material thus causing the pothole to become bigger.
There are steps one can take to prevent pothole formation and DiGregory Driveway Sealing of Venetia, PA can educate you on such. These factors include, but are not limited to:
General sealing with SealMaster Coal Tar Pavement Sealer , or SealMaster LV Asphalt-Based Sealer will prevent water from penetrating the surface by sealing cracks. "Crocodile cracking" is a sign that weakened soil exists underneath the asphalt and is more susceptible to pothole formation.
Crack sealing with pourable or FlexMaster Filler.
We will assess your asphalt and discuss with you what your options are for pothole repair and preventative maintenance. Contact us today for more details.
Potholes represent an annoyance to vehicle traffic and a serious tripping hazard to pedestrians. To avoid potential liability, potholes should be filled immediately upon discovery with either PatchMaster cold patch or hot mix material.
Asphalt Pavement, also known as Hot Mix, is a simple blend of two main components; Molten Liquid Asphalt (the black glue or binder), and Crushed Rock or Aggregate. The Hot Mix is then placed and compacted to form asphalt pavement.