If you have an asphalt driveway and you are beginning to notice the formation of potholes on the surface of the pavement, then this can cause concern. Most potholes are formed when moisture intrudes into the pavement and causes it to deteriorate. This can become quite a large problem and safety issue for both vehicles and pedestrians if left alone for a long period of time. Therefore, we will be covering what to do if your asphalt has potholes in it.
What to do if your asphalt has potholes
- Fill the pothole as soon as possible with cold patch materials (polymer-modified, fiber-reinforced asphalt emulsion fortified with select aggregate) or hot mix material
- Infrared patching can be used to re-melt the damaged asphalt to produce a patch for the damaged area
- Full-depth asphalt repair is another option which involves cutting out and removing the damaged asphalt, repairing the base, and then replacing it with fresh and hot asphalt mix
As you can see, there are a few different ways that potholes can be repaired, but the most important thing to remember is to fix any potholes as soon as you notice them so that they don’t damage your vehicles or cause any injuries to you or others. If you have any further questions, please contact us!