What You Can Do About the Potholes that Appear in Your Asphalt After Winter

March, 03, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 3 min read
If you live in the New England area, there’s a good chance that you may see some holes or cracks in your asphalt pavement every year around early spring. The winter ice and snow can be exceptionally harsh on roads, parking lots, and driveways. Cassidy Paving is here to help you get any deterioration you may see after the winter under control. In most cases, one of the following asphalt services will be completed to get your asphalt potholes and cracks under control.

What to Do with Winter Potholes


One of the most common repairs you can request is a patch job. Patching is just that, filling the pothole with extra material. There are different ways to do a pothole patch, and the technique used often depends on the time of the year and the overall condition of the lot or driveway. If the ground is still consistently at or below freezing, we suggest a temporary patch. Basically, the hole is filled with liquid asphalt and rolled as a temporary fix. Other options are usually suggested in the warmer months, like semi-permanent and full-depth patches. Overall, this option is relatively less expensive than more in-depth work and can usually last anywhere from months to even years.

Lot Milling

If you’ve found several potholes after winter, but your pavement is in otherwise good condition from the subbase, you may be a good candidate for asphalt milling. This option is most appropriate for a large number of cracks or extensive holes throughout the entire area. The way asphalt paving contractors do this is by removing the top layer of pavement, recycling the same material, and reapplying it. The milled material becomes a new and smooth blacktop. Removing the layer of cracks and superficial holes gives life back to your asphalt residential driveway or commercial paving lot.


When winter leaves your asphalt with more than just minor deterioration, sometimes our professionals will recommend repaving the entire area. We do not make this recommendation lightly, but some circumstances require more than surface treatments. Even though we understand that a complete replacement means more money and more time, if your subbase and drainage are compromised, your best option is to start fresh. According to the 2021 HomeGuide, if you are considering replacing your driveway, you are looking at $4 to $10 per square foot. This is only suggested when the pavement is unstable and/or over 20 years old. Working with Cassidy Paving will allow you to get the most out of this asphalt investment. We will work to design a replacement that works best for your needs from the subgrade to the top asphalt layer.

Prepare Early for Winter

Once you have pavement that goes through a rough winter, you’re more likely to want to prepare early. Cassidy Paving can work with you to determine the best asphalt paving maintenance plan for your specific needs. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get a free estimate. Our professionals will work with you to make your pavement more resilient than ever before.
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