Month: January 2018

potholes

Areas Of Pavement Most Susceptible to Potholes

Potholes are especially prevalent during and after winter due to the impacts freezing conditions and the additional presence of moisture has on asphalt. Naturally, cracks in pavement get deeper over time, but such fluctuations in temperatures during the colder months cause freezing and thawing of moisture within cracks, leading to breakage and eventually large potholes. …

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Asphalt Pavement Guide: Drainage

As we discussed in our previous two blogs, there are three essential structural elements of pavement that we will review in our Asphalt Pavement Guide series; subgrade preparation, pavement thickness, and drainage. When discussing these three elements, we have continued to speak in terms of residential asphalt pavement vs. commercial asphalt pavement – in other words, your driveways …

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Asphalt Pavement Guide: Subgrade Preparation

When it comes to asphalt paving, there are three absolutely essential structural elements that need to be constructed properly to ensure a long-lasting pavement. If any of these three are lacking or compromised, your driveway or parking lot will likely not meet standard asphalt expectations. These elements are subgrade preparation, pavement thickness, and drainage. When …

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