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Major Distress Signs on Asphalt Pavement

A good way to improve your retail establishment’s bottom line is to maintain a nicely paved and even-surfaced asphalt parking space. This feature creates a great first impression and boosts curb appeal. It is, therefore, sensible to invest in regular expert asphalt pavement maintenance.

While you can count on pavement maintenance experts to address asphalt defects on your driveway and parking area, it helps to have an idea of what might cause distress on asphalt surfaces. Fatigue cracking, depression, and pot holesarethe major types of asphalt distress that call for professional pavement services.

Fatigue cracking is mainly due to heavy loading. Be it a moving load such as a car or a dead load such as a dumpster, a load can cause the asphalt to gradually crack. Although this is bound to happen due to asphalt’s limited compressive strength, a pavement company can prolong its integrity by applying blacktop seal.

Depression and pot hole are caused by factors related to construction and mixture. If the asphalt is not properly mixed, certain portions of the pavement are bound to weaken and form depressions. On the other hand, if the mixture is low on asphalt binder, the aggregates are likely to easily disintegrate and cause pot holes to form on various portions of the pavement.