B&E Coating Services not only installs commercial asphalt parking lots, drives, and walkways, we also repair them. Potholes are the most common form of asphalt failure that require immediate repair and/or asphalt replacement. Potholes are open holes where the asphalt has not only cracked but broken away and separated from a section of the asphalt, creating a void and exposed base rock. There are several potential causes for the formation of potholes. The following can all be root causes or combination causes for their formation:
- Asphalt is too thin
- Asphalt is too old
- Poor Drainage (Standing Water)
- Cracks that have not been sealed
- Weather Conditions (Freezing water that causes expansion)
Luckily, B&E Coating Services are your Greater Michigan pro’s at asphalt repair and patching. Potholes, sunken areas, and alligator cracking in asphalt can be fixed relatively easily via localized patching. How the patch is completed will determine if it will hold up to new traffic loadings and weather, or if it will fail again. Here are a few methods that can be used to fix potholes:
- Sawcut around the entire perimeter of pothole
- Remove entire section of pothole
- Apply Tack Coat to base
- Apply hot mixed asphalt (or a cold-mix, permanent option like Aquapatch)
- Compact mixture to same height as surrounding asphalt
B&E Coating Services, LLC is also an industry pioneer in offering today’s state-of-the-art method of infrared asphalt repair. Infrared repairs offer better quality on most pavement defects and can be performed virtually year-round in a matter of minutes. Start to finish, infrared asphalt repair is fast, minimizes inconvenience to users of the pavement, and produces a top-quality, seamless repair more efficiently and at a lower cost than “old-fashioned” repairs.
B&E Coating Services can perform all of these steps for you if you need asphalt or pothole repair. Check out some of our projects here to see more of what we can do. Contact us today so we can put together a plan to bring your asphalt pavement back to life and avoid more damage to the pavement, vehicle, or visitors.