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Are Potholes Preventable? Trust Your Parking Lot Maintenance to a Skilled Asphalt Contractor

HMA Contracting - Monday, May 22, 2017
Potholes are a menace to those walking on the pavement and they cause drivers to swerve in an attempt to avoid them. Potholes are a pavement defect that causes significant, noticeable, impact on vehicle tires and handling while driving over them. A good first step to maintaining the look and operability of your parking lot is keeping up with the repair of potholes and blocked drains. 

When water and traffic occur at the same time, potholes form in two ways: fatigue failure and raveling failure. Fatigue failure produces the classic potholes, which are typically bowl-shaped. Raveling failures occur when traffic and water wear away the adhesive that binds the asphalt materials together – it is most common at cracks or joints of the pavement.

At HMA Contracting our team of experienced asphalt contractors can help patch potholes and perform regular parking lot maintenance. We will help keep your parking lot looking good and working even better for years to come.


Asphalt Contractors Can Patch and Prevent Potholes

A pothole can be properly patched by:
  • Removing the surface and base
  • Applying a coat of tacking material
  • Placing a full-depth patch of asphalt mix
  • Compacting and finishing to ensure it is level
To improve the durability of any patch, the edges should be sealed to prevent later intrusion of water and debris, which can cause the pothole to form again. At HMA Contracting our team has helped many business owners by performing parking lot maintenance, including patching potholes. Sealing your asphalt pavement can work to prevent further damage and extend the life of your parking lot.

Our experienced team of asphalt contractors will identify what is causing potholes to form and design a parking lot maintenance schedule that works with your budget. We always give free estimates because we want you to be sure you are getting the best deal for your parking lot maintenance dollars.