Potholes are more than just painful bumps in the pavement, they are a sign that the surface of the asphalt may be heading for further damage in the near future. Small cracks and holes today can turn into larger issues tomorrow, and the price of repairing them will go up the longer you wait.
Potholes are typically formed when moisture infiltrates the cracks of an asphalt surface on a carpark road or driveway. When deterioration begins, it allows water to puddle on the surface and gradually penetrate through the cracks. The water forms in the base below the asphalt surface and expands, forcing the asphalt pavement upward. With heavy loads and traffic, the pavement will then deteriorate and collapse into the void, creating a pothole. Over time the pothole becomes larger as the edges of the asphalt break away. Appropriate care and maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of asphalt surfaces; however, potholes can still form over time due to changes in weather conditions, loads and other factors.
Having handled tons of commercial asphalt road maintenance, driveway and carpark projects, we understand the exact requirements for repairs and restoring pavements back to their initial working condition.