March winds and April showers bring forth May pothole repairs
Temperatures are rising, snow is melting, and everyone is starting to de-thaw from the MAD winter. Now is the time to evaluate your parking lot and work out what repairs will need to be executed in the upcoming months.
Right off the bat you will notice potholes. Why do you get so many during the winter months? The main problem is the freeze thaw cycle, coupled with snowfall and snow removal.
Potholes form when asphalt surfaces crack under the weather elements and the daily stresses of traffic. Water gets into these cracks, will freeze and expand causing the asphalt to deteriorate at a much higher rate.
How can you fix these unsightly holes?
In the winter there are only a couple of ways to repair these potholes: Cold Patch and Infrared Patching, also referred to as Heat Patching. These types of repairs are temporary, however, Infrared Repairs have a reputation for lasting a bit longer than Cold Patching.
During the spring months, potholes require more permanent repairs such as Milling and Resurfacing, and Full Depth Asphalt Repairs depending upon severity and client budget.
Once repaired, how do you keep potholes at bay?
Preventative maintenance on your parking lot is key during the warm months so that your lot stays in good shape upon winter approaching.
We are MAD about pothole repairs…give us a call to find out how much!