OverviewAsphalt is used for an incredible number of surfaces in the modern world. You will find asphalt being used for public roads, airport runways, parking lots, driveways, and more. When compared to other options for surfacing, asphalt is affordable, easy-to-install, and long-lasting. Most people in the developed world encounter at least a little bit of asphalt each and every day. While asphalt is an incredible product, it is not perfect. Like any other material used for construction, asphalt can develop problems over time. Fortunately, through basic asphalt repair, these problems can often be dealt with quickly and easily. Some cases will require asphalt resurfacing or even complete replacement, but many cases can be handled successfully with a simple repair job. As long as repair work is done in a timely manner, you can expect to get an impressively long life from your pavement.
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Common ProblemsThere are a few common problems that can be seen in asphalt surfaces which will need to be dealt with in order to keep your pavement in good condition over the long run. As long as they are dealt with quickly, these problems can usually be kept under control – meaning you won’t need to replace or repave the entire surface. Three of the most common problems are as follows –
- Small cracks. Over time, the ground under your asphalt pavement can shift and settle slightly, and that movement may lead to small cracks in the surface. While these cracks are unsightly, they really don’t pose much of a threat to the overall pavement. A quick repair job completed by an experienced asphalt repair company should have your pavement looking great in short order.
- Potholes. These are a bigger problem than small cracks, as they are going to affect the performance of your asphalt. For example, if you are dealing with an asphalt driveway, a pot hole right in the way of where you wish to park your car would be a major inconvenience. When you find that a small section of the paved surface is simply gone, you will know that you are dealing with a pothole. Usually, a pothole will develop over time if you allow a collection of small cracks to go untreated.
- Sinkholes. You might think at first that a pothole and a sink hole would be the same thing – but that is not actually the case. With a pot hole, you are dealing with a hole where the asphalt material is physically gone. On the other hand, a sinkhole still has the asphalt in place, it has just been sunk down below the grade of the rest of the surface. You will be able to easily notice these holes after a rainstorm as there will be a small pool of water collected in the sinkhole. It is often the case that a poor base underneath your pavement is the cause of a sinkhole. Some sinkholes will be able to be repaired with a small patch, but some cases might require more advanced work such as cutting out a section of the pavement.