You’ve liking seen several potholes in pavement as you drive around your city of residence. They seem natural and as if they’re expected to form overdue to wear. However, that’s not the case. Asphalt pavement is a strong material, but when it’s damaged, it’s susceptible to potholes. That’s why learning pothole prevention techniques is necessary.
How Potholes Form
Although asphalt is used for its durability, it can crack. When cracks occur, water can flow deep into the pavement and settle. When it gets cold enough, the water freezes, and as it turns to ice, it expands. Thus, the expansion of water settled in asphalt can cause slight displacement. Later, the ice will melt and turn back into water thereby allowing the asphalt to sink back to where it originated.
This cycle of water freezing and melting causes increased cracking of pavement. It forces the pavement to move up and down which weakens the overall structure. Over time, as some areas weaken, it forces further pressure on nearby regions of asphalt which can subsequently cause further damage.
When a section of asphalt has weakened enough, something heavy—like a car—can collapse it forming a pothole. In short, once a crack in asphalt occurs, it needs to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent damage.
Preventing Potholes with Asphalt Crack Sealing
If you notice asphalt on your property is developing cracks, take action immediately. With quick action, you can prevent potholes from forming. Otherwise, further services will be needed to repair a large section of asphalt.
One of the leading methods for preventing potholes is via crack sealing services. It’s the most cost-effective way of reducing the likelihood of potholes and increasing the life of the asphalt. What’s more, the process is simple and quick. At Epic Paving, we can seal any cracks in asphalt to ensure proper protection and prevention against potholes.
Asphalt Patching to Prevent Potholes
When asphalt develops larger cracks that may not be reparable with sealing, patching can do the job. Thanks to asphalt patching, we can prevent costly services such as replacing full sections of asphalt.
Asphalt patching is the ideal service to improve the structure and strength of weak areas. Patching service restores the full strength and functionality that would otherwise be lost. Thus, to reduce the chance of potholes developing, when you notice cracks, call Epic Paving as soon as you can. Quick services ensure your asphalt will retain its strength for years to come.
Contact Epic Paving for Pothole Prevention
If there is cracked or damaged pavement around your property, you need an assessment conducted as soon as possible. Call Epic Paving today to learn more about pothole prevention. Our expert staff can come out, assess the damage, and determine the right steps for repairing your asphalt. We provide a suite of services such as full repairs, resurfacing, reconstruction, maintenance, sealing, and more.