Maintenance of your property involves taking adequate care of your asphalt surface. Repairing asphalt potholes immediately after you notice them to prevent them from worsening when it rains is essential.
Why is it important to patch asphalt potholes? Continue reading to learn more about how to repair an asphalt patch adequately. Learn how to patch asphalt potholes with Neyra Paving in Cincinnati, Ohio, today!
Benefits of Patching Potholes
Patching potholes improves road safety for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians by eliminating hazardous road conditions. Regular patching of potholes prevents further deterioration of the road surface and infrastructure, extending the lifespan of your property. Potholes can be prevented by way of asphalt crack sealing and pavement repair services by Neyra Paving. Fortunately, we also offer emergency pothole repair in Cincinnati, OH, as well!
What Causes Potholes?
Potholes are irregularly shaped holes that form on roads due to the expansion and contraction of groundwater beneath the pavement. In colder months, the water freezes and expands. This expansion under the pavement causes the pavement to crack and weaken. As the ice melts in spring, it creates gaps and voids in the pavement. With repeated freezing and thawing, the pavement continues to deteriorate and crack.
The weight of vehicles passing over these weakened spots adds to the problem, causing the roadway material to break off or wear out completely, forming potholes.
How do I Patch a Pothole?
The two most popular methods to patch a pothole are using hot mix asphalt and cold patch asphalt.
Hot mix asphalt offers a more permanent method and is the more traditional method of paving that most people are familiar with. With hot mix asphalt, once the material is poured out, it’s usually tampered with or pressed down with a milling machine.
Cold mix patch asphalt is more for a temporary repair. So, if a pothole would form in an area that was scheduled to be fully repaved, it would be more suited for that situation.
After consulting with you, our team will start by ensuring that the surrounding area is cleaned before we begin breaking ground.
While you could take care of the issue with a do-it-yourself approach, only experts will have the right equipment when the time comes.
Our team of experts will make sure to use adequate material to prevent any depressions from forming when the asphalt mix is tampered with or milled.
After the asphalt mix is poured out, our team will then start spreading it out evenly, making sure it not only covers the pothole but also making sure any additional cracks are also taken care of.
Finally, by way of a tamper tool, asphalt roller, or plate compactor, we begin tamping down the asphalt mix. We’ll coordinate with you as to when it should be safe for vehicles to drive on its surface again and will help section of the area, if necessary, to prevent any damage to the repairs until the mix is solidified.
After all is said and done, we also offer asphalt crack sealing and pavement repair services. Sealing any new or existing cracks in your asphalt ahead of time can prevent new potholes from forming down the line.
Patch your Potholes Today with Neyra Paving
With over 50 years of services in asphalt repair, sealcoating, restoration, and resurfacing, you can rely on Neyra Paving for assistance.
We pride ourselves in that every job is unique, and we will work with you to make sure your concerns are addressed, and every job is met to your standards.
If you have any questions about pothole repair or need an expert to look at your property, please contact us today for a free asphalt paving estimate.