Most of us see them on our daily commutes to and from work, dropping our kids off at school, or running errands. Especially if we’ve taken the same route repeatedly, we know where to be cautious of uneasy road conditions. Unfortunately potholes are not always avoidable and have the potential to cause extensive damage to our cars. They are nearly unavoidable because they are not specific to places with dramatic weather either, potholes can form anywhere and in different ways.
Potholes form a couple different ways:
1) Water sinking into the ground, freezing, and thawing. When the water freezes, it expands and consequently expands the ground with it. Overtime it expands more and more until that part of the road is unable to hold together anymore.
2) Extreme heat weakens the surface of the road until it erodes.
3) “Wear and tear” and time.
Most major highways were built over 50 years ago, and they were only built to last that long, but when highways and are maintained well they last much longer. When potholes are not repaired in a timely manner, the damage they cause to cars increasingly becomes more expensive. Drivers in the U.S. pay nearly three billion dollars every year to repair damage to their vehicles.
Cities usually offer a way for citizens to notify officials of potholes, and other road problems so they can send someone out to repair them. It costs less money for potholes to be fixed sooner rather than later.
Pavement Services Corporation offers concrete and asphalt paving as repairs for potholes. Our concrete remains fresh in our own volumetric mixers, therefore it’s less likely to fail. We take into consideration the weather conditions and size of the pothole and strive to complete the project quickly and efficiently.