As longtime New Englanders ourselves, the team at Cassidy Paving is looking forward to the warmer weather. Springtime temperatures thaw everything, including roadways and asphalt parking lots. Because of the expansion and contraction that asphalt goes through during the winter, you may see some differences. There’s a lot of things that can happen to asphalt over the colder months, including asphalt potholes, cracks, and other forms of deterioration. Throughout the spring, you may see an uptick in the amount of roadwork in your area to address these issues. Here are the most common type of pothole repairs you will see each spring.
How to Repair Potholes in the Spring
The most common repair you may see on the roadways is pothole patching. Residential pavement, industrial, and commercial customers alike often ask for patches to address any small number of holes that appear after the winter. These can be completed usually with only a few crew members and are very cost-efficient. Due to the affordability of patching potholes in asphalt, you will see more and more fresh areas of asphalt as we continue into warmer weather. This is very common and often just means that the asphalt underwent a good amount of expansion and contraction throughout the colder months.
Although these are often inconvenient for drivers, you may also see an increase in complete overhauls of your most frequent roadways and parking lots. If you are a homeowner, you may even consider one for your driveway asphalt paving. An overhaul often happens when more than just the outer structure has been compromised. At Cassidy Paving, we suggest this route when the subbase or aggregate base no longer has a strong foundation. It is important to consider load bearing as well as functional and thorough drainage even when looking at just pothole repair. Sometimes potholes are an indication of something else going on beneath the surface. With an estimate and inspection from your asphalt repair company, you will get a full understanding of why an overhaul is a better option than just patchwork.
Importance of Springtime Repair
A reputable asphalt maintenance company like Cassidy Paving will never recommend that you do more work than necessary during the colder months of the year. They will, however, try to get you on the books as soon as possible in early spring. Especially in New England, the beginning of March starts the busy asphalt repair service season. We know that customers across our area have gone through a lot during the winter, and you need to get your asphalt repaired as soon as possible. The liability of potholes on your property is something that needs to be addressed immediately, and spring is the best time to do this. The goal is always to make your paving as safe as possible regardless of the season.
Get Help Today
Are you ready to start a repair process of your own? Asphalt companies around our area are going to be flooded with service requests soon. Give Cassidy Paving a call today at 866-978-9788 to discuss repair, replacement, or any other asphalt ideas you may have. We look forward to providing you with amazing service.