Spring in Wisconsin means longer days, blooming bulbs, baseball...and potholes.
Potholes are caused by the same science that makes a can of soda explode in your freezer - the expansion and contraction of water. Ground water gets under the pavement, expands when frozen, and contracts when it melts. The expansion bends and weakens the asphalt, and the contraction leaves gaps behind where the pavement can collapse and create a hole. This is why potholes multiply in spring as the ground thaws.
If you require the expertise of a commercial pothole repair contractor or a municipal pothole repair contractor, our team of pothole repair contractors at Wolf Paving have the information you need to know about asphalt pothole repair.
1. Pothole Repairs Prevent Further Damage
One pothole can do a lot of damage to your entire driveway or parking lot. Here are three things to consider:
- Water is the root cause of potholes.
- Existing potholes let more water get in under the sub-surface of your pavement.
- Repairing a potholes now will prevent the formation of larger potholes and more substantial asphalt pavement damage.
2. Pothole Repair Now Will Reduce Long-Term Repair Costs
It can be tempting to ignore a couple of small potholes, but those small savings will have a big cost in the long run for your business or municipality. Remember, one pothole can lead to another.
- Unrepaired potholes can grow and multiply with ongoing traffic and use, resulting in an even more expensive residential or municipal paving project.
- The small cost of preventative maintenance today will provide you with big savings in the future.
There are lots of ways you can prolong your pavement life. This checklist will help you know what to look for and offer you simple maintenance tips.
3. Pothole Repair will Improve Curb Appeal
Many business and municipalities want to make improvements to property in the spring, as more people get outside.
- What kind of first impression is your business or municipality making on visitors?
- Pothole repair and affordable options like sealcoating can help you keep your property looking great.
Worried about the first impression your business is giving? Check out these eight easy steps to improve curb appeal!
4. Improved Safety
Potholes are more than just ugly, they can also be dangerous, causing damage to vehicles and potential trip and fall accidents for pedestrians. Keep your customers happy and protect your business by making sure that your commercial paving projects are in good condition.
5. Hot Mix Asphalt Can Be Used
Hot-mix asphalt is a durable type of asphalt that is great for large, long-lasting projects, like pothole repair. In the extreme climates of Wisconsin, hot mix asphalt is the solution your business or municipality needs to properly repair potholes this spring. Wolf Paving offers custom mix hot-mix asphalt specifically designed for the Wisconsin climate. If you are interested in purchasing hot-mix asphalt for your pothole repair needs, please contact Wolf Paving today.
If you’d like more information about how our team of pothole repair contractors can help your business or municipality with timely repair services, request a free estimate now so we can understand the size and scope of your project needs.
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With more than 75 years of asphalt paving experience, from highways to driveways, we are your local source for all of your pothole repair and asphalt paving needs.
For more information on Wolf Paving or to request a free quote for your next paving project contact one of our two offices. If you live or work in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area, call us at 262-965-2121. For the Madison and Sun Prairie area, call us at 608-249-7931.