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Potholes and How to Fix Them!

How do you fix potholes in parking lots? Potholes in parking lots are dangerous and ugly, but can be repaired with infrared asphalt repair or full depth repairs. Learn more here!

How do potholes form?

Potholes form when water seeps into cracks in an asphalt surface. The water then freezes and expands, breaking apart more of the asphalt’s surface until a pothole is formed. This damage can lead to further problems: Damage done to vehicles by hitting potholes has actually accounted for more than $6 billion worth of claims! Pavement maintenance companies like HSC Pavement Maintenance offer a range of services to repair these annoying but potentially dangerous holes in parking lots.

What are the different ways to fix them?

There are three main methods for repairing potholes: pothole filling, infrared repair, and full-depth patching. To determine which is best for you, consider your budget, how quickly you need to get back to business and how long you want to keep your parking lot looking new. Which one will work best for you? Here’s a brief overview of each option. The most permanent option is full depth repair What does it mean when we say full depth asphalt repair? With full dpeth repair, we mean digging out some or all of the old asphalt and replacing it with fresh asphalt. A good example of asphalt repair would be removing an old worn-out driveway and replacing it with fresh blacktop that matches the surrounding pavement. A second, but very cost effective way to repair potholes is infrared repair, where an infrared heating panel is used to heat and rejuvenate the asphalt. For temporary and inexpensive repairs, HSC can simply fill the potholes with hot mix asphalt or cold patch, but these options are very temporary especially in high traffic areas.

Should you leave them alone?

Potholes can be a serious safety hazard to drivers and pedestrians alike. Drivers will often try to avoid them by swerving around, which can cause an accident; and pedestrians have a much higher risk of being injured by potholes. For these reasons, it’s best to repair them quickly!

Need more information? Let us know!

We’d love to help you with your project, whether it’s big or small. Asphalt repair and maintenance isn’t only our business—it’s also our passion. That’s why we enjoy being here for you, any time you need us. If you have any questions about asphalt repair or maintenance, contact us today! Our staff is standing by to assist you with your pothole problems: (800) HSC-4513.

Call now at 888-472-7666 or contact us online.

When asphalt cracks, it allows moisture to seep into your parking lot. Moisture leads to potholes, which can be costly to repair. The best way to avoid these potholes is by preventing cracks from forming in your asphalt parking lot. With HSC’s crack sealing and sealcoating services, you can keep moisture out of your asphalt and prevent costly repairs down the road. To learn more about our services, call now at 800-HSC-4513 or contact us online today!

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