Pothole Repair – A Normal Part of Property Maintenance
Every year, during the seasonal transition from winter to spring, the beauty of nature coupled with the warm inviting weather makes our world a perfect place. That is until you see them — potholes on your driveways, pavements, and parking lots.
Potholes everywhere, worsened by the extreme temperatures of winter. If you notice potholes, no matter how severe they are, there are ways to get them fixed the right way, at a price that fits your budget and will leave durable results.
This can be done by selecting a professional company dedicated to the maintenance and repair of parking lots, pavements, driveways, and other paved surfaces.
Pothole Repair – Necessary Obligations
There are a few things you need to do to get the right company for the task. Keeping pavement in good condition is critical for appearance and avoidance of legal problems.
Pothole repair, much like patching a hole in your best (perhaps only) suit, has to be done the right way. A shoddy job would just be a temporary fix that will cost you even more with time, possibly causing harm to the cars and people using the surface, or worse, leave an eyesore that greatly lowers the value of property.
Generally speaking, pothole repair can be carried out quickly and easily by most paving professionals. However, some situations create additional challenges, which is why you should be selective about the contractor you choose for the job.
The most challenging pothole repair situations include:
1. Cold Weather – The colder the weather, the harder it is to conduct a pothole repair. Not only because of the cold temperature, but experienced experts know the ideal materials become scarce because of demand. Companies committed to excellence know the materials that should be used in cold weather for the best results, and where to find them.
Cold patch asphalt, which is best used for pothole repair in cold weather, may not be as durable as hot asphalt repairs but they are economical and fill the hole quickly. This is a perfect fix to prevent the expansion of the hole until the weather is warm enough for hot asphalt.
It is much harder to find the best quality cold patch during the cold season. When you have a glaring pothole on your pavement, parking lot, or driveway that demands repair, contact C&L Services right away to get the pothole inspected and to get advice on the best possible approach to get it fixed.
2. High Traffic – Pothole repair on high traffic surfaces is a big problem. No one (especially property managers) wants to restrict users, shoppers, or employees from accessing a business property — not even for repairs.
The solution to this problem is simple: find a reputable maintenance contractor who can respond quickly and provide service during the low traffic periods such as evenings, nights, or very early mornings. This ensures that the pothole is repaired without a rush, and your business is not severely inconvenienced.
3. Soft Subgrade – Soft subgrade poses a huge challenge to inexperienced contractors because of the scope of repair on such a surface.
This situation requires more than a large pothole repair. The right solution in this situation involves immediate removal of the pavement and stabilizing the subgrade with appropriate granular materials such as gravel and sands before repaving.
Extreme low temperatures, which we cannot wish away, is hard on paved surfaces, but you do not have to let it hurt your business or wallet. Cost effective and prompt mitigation of the pothole problem demands proper planning, regular inspection, and most importantly, getting a professional maintenance company to consistently provide lasting solutions every time nature or wear creates a hole on your pavement.
Have pothole problems? Give us a call at 732-886-1940. We’ve had a lot of experience solving pothole problems and can help you with you cold weather pothole repair.