Why Are There Holes In My Parking Lot? Asphalt Paving Expert Q+A

April, 06, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
One of the most troublesome things a business owner can find is excessive holes in their parking lot. At Cassidy Paving we know that your parking lot is part of your first impression and unsightly holes and cracks can ruin that. Not only does it give a wrong visual impression, it can wreak havoc on your budget. Here are a few things that our experts want you to keep in mind when you see holes in your parking lot and what we recommend to do to fix them or stop them in their tracks.

Questions to Ask Paving Experts About Parking Lot Potholes

Question 1: Why are there holes in my parking lot?

Answer: There’s really a dozen or more reasons why you could have holes in your parking lot. And not every type of hole is truly a pothole. Some common types of asphalt pavement distresses include alligator and block cracking, bleeding, rutting, raveling, potholes, patching and more. As Pavement Interactive says, “Distressed pavement is often the result of a combination of factors, rather just one root cause.” A certified contractor can get down to the true causes that can include binder aging, faulty application, excessive load, loss of subbase, material weakening, etc. This question can’t be answered fully within this post, but we know that our team can get you the correct answers for your specific issues.

Question 2: What can I do to stop potholes from forming?

Answer: One way to keep holes from forming is to make sure that your contractor is applying a sealant to your asphalt after it has had time to properly age. This will help keep moisture from causing cracks and UV rays from weakening the materials. This is a simple fix, but the true way to stop them is to do it right the first time. Your parking lot construction should include plans for water flow and draining, as well as design to account for edges and joints. Don’t waste your money on continually patching holes that seem to never end. The answer may be in a complete replacement.

Question 3: What should I look for in an asphalt contractor?

Although we stand behind all the work that we do at Cassidy Paving, we suggest looking at a few contractors before you choose the best fit. You need to make sure that the company you hire is bonded, insured, and certified. This is an important task that could save you money in the long run or add more problems to fix. Don’t settle with just anyone. Read reviews, search the web, and ask your friends for recommendations. Good work usually speaks for itself. Also, ask them about warranties. Cassidy Paving gives a warranty to all new full depth work because we truly believe that we are the best in the business with customer satisfaction as our top priority.

Have more questions?

If this quick Q&A doesn’t answer your specific questions, we would love to chat. We understand that holes in your parking lot are a nuisance that business owners usually don’t have time to deal with. Cassidy Paving makes it easy to get that eyesore repaired before it causes damage to your customer’s vehicles and your pocketbook. We work all across New England and have experience in providing our commercial customers with what they need quickly. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate and expert answers to your questions.
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