Recognizing Trouble Areas in Your Asphalt

March, 09, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Even the best-laid asphalt will eventually run into trouble. There are many ways in which you can start seeing distress in your pavement or surrounding curbs. Recognizing these issues is half of the battle. It is important, as an asphalt consumer, to educate yourself on the trouble areas that can occur over its lifespan. You need to know when the time is right to make the call to a professional. By working with an experienced and certified contractor, you can set yourself up to get the most out of your asphalt investment. At Cassidy Paving we do the job right the first time and then work with you to keep up the maintenance on that work.

What’s the Plan?

Do you see something that isn’t quite right in your pavement, but not sure what to do? The first step to get the best plan in place is to determine what type of deterioration is occurring. A licensed and certified asphalt contractor like Cassidy Paving can help you figure out what is exactly going on. It is best to not try to determine this on your own. There’s often more going on than what meets the eye and only a trained specialist can tell the complexity. Asphalt Magazine details the most common types of distress:
  1. Cracking- There can be several different types of cracks such as fatigue, block, edge, and slippage cracks. Each of these signifies different issues and can be diagnosed by professionals.
  2. Distortion- This is the result of unstable or weak subgrade levels of the subgrade layers of asphalt.
  3. Disintegration- This is very common and happens over time when traffic rides over a particular area repeatedly. There are small pieces that are lost when this happens in the form of raveling.
  4. Skidding hazards- If you’ve noticed that your pavement has become extra slippery when it rains, this is a common issue. Pavement should have the ability to eradicate standing water.
  5. Surface treatment distress- When the surface treatments start to degrade too soon this can cause its own set of troubles.
If you notice any one of these types of troubles with your asphalt pavement or curb, it is time to get a certified contractor in to fix it. Once they do their evaluation of the area, a repair strategy can be made. No two strategies will ever be the same or work for everyone, so let the professionals do their job to make it right.

When Should I Call?

Timely repair for asphalt trouble is paramount to the integrity of your pavement as well as your pocketbook. There’s never a time too soon to call in a professional once you see something not quite right with your pavement. Our Massachusetts climate gives a beating to asphalt and we understand that. Cassidy Paving can resolve your issues year-round, no matter the temperature. In short, the time to call is now. When you see cracking, distortion, or damage you need to get it repaired before it gets worse. If you are in the Woburn area, we can usually make it out to you within 48 hours. Call Cassidy Paving today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate.
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