Helping Prevent Bigger Issues
Potholes can be a big problem – not only for your pavement, but also for those who use it. When you have a pothole, it severely compromises the strength of your driveway, roadway, or parking lot. In addition, it can cause damage to the vehicles that drive over it and can even be dangerous for those walking near it. At Mr. Pavement, we offer pothole repair that can address the depression, fill it in, and smooth it out to level and restore your pavement.
Like many other pavement damages, potholes are caused by the natural freeze-thaw cycle of water. This is why potholes are prominent in colder climates (and why our asphalt paving company deals with potholes on a regular basis).
When it rains or snows during colder months, water seeps into the open cracks or crevices of your pavement. When the water freezes, it expands, which forces the pavement to rise. As vehicles drive over the raised area, they put stress on the pavement and once the water melts again, it leaves the once-risen area of pavement a little weaker.
As this freeze-thaw process continues, the pavement continues to weaken and eventually, a shallow divot forms underneath the pavement surface and causes the top layer of pavement to break. Potholes start as small areas and can continue to grow (getting both wider and deeper) as more and more traffic passes over them. If they’re not addressed quickly and properly, they can cause even larger issues.
If you have a pothole in your driveway, roadway, or parking lot, don’t hesitate to contact our asphalt paving company as soon as possible. We’ll assess the severity of your pothole and patch it properly so you can enjoy a smooth surface once again. At Mr. Pavement, our customers have been trusting pothole repairs to our experts for years. Call us today to set up an appointment.