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Potholes are a common problem that we are all used to as drivers. But as a business owner, you know that potholes are more than just an annoyance. They can affect business and lead to costly repairs. Sometimes, they can even impact road safety. But how do potholes form- and how can you prevent further damage? Learn more about your asphalt below.

How Do Potholes Form?

So how do potholes form in the first place? The simple answer is asphalt damage. Damage and overuse can cause asphalt to expand and contract, which weakens the material overall. Small cracks form due to this damage, and eventually those small cracks break open, forming a pothole. Potholes can form anywhere. However, pavement that is exposed to heavy traffic or extreme weather is more vulnerable.

Asphalt Repairs to Consider

Regular maintenance and repairs will keep your asphalt strong over time. Asphalt overlay and resurfacing will prevent future potholes, while patchwork can repair individual holes. If you notice cracked or broken pavement, then it is important to act quickly. Patch repairs are cheaper and quicker than full asphalt replacement.

Why Asphalt Quality Matters

High-quality asphalt uses better aggregates than cheaper asphalt. If you want your pavement to last, then pay attention to asphalt quality. It is also important to use experienced contractors for your asphalt project. They will lay your asphalt correctly so your pavement is better protected against damage. Using trained contractors will also give you peace of mind while you tackle your construction project.

Prevention is Key

Preventing potholes will save you time and money on asphalt repairs in the future. Preventing potholes not only protects your asphalt, but also alerts you to small damages before they become big problems. American Parking Control has decades of asphalt experience. Our team can fix your potholes quickly and easily. Call today to learn more.