Why You Should Repair Your Potholes in Spring

spring pothole repair

The warm weather of spring gives you an excellent chance to repair asphalt potholes.

Potholes are one of the biggest problems for commercial parking lots and commercial paved spaces. If you have potholes on your property, it is crucial that you repair them as soon as possible before they become larger and create serious problems. The best time of year to fix these dangers to pedestrians and vehicles is during warm weather seasons. Springtime is the best time to start repairing your potholes, as several new ones may have developed during the winter. Read on to learn why spring is the best time to repair your potholes, and how PTG Enterprises can help you prepare for your repairs today. 

The Temperature is Ideal 

Temperature is an essential factor in asphalt repair jobs. The mix used to repair potholes is called “hot mix” asphalt, and it’s kept in a liquid state inside of a heated truck. When the weather is warm, the mix will stay in a liquid form until it is poured, spread, and leveled off. Not having to worry about freezing asphalt mix makes pothole repair in the summer less complicated than it would be in the winter. This liquid asphalt hardens over time to form a seal over the previous pothole. Pouring asphalt in warm weather means the liquid asphalt will have a smoother pour without potential freezing temperatures breaking off chunks of the new pavement. 

No More Snowy Weather

Another reason to wait until spring to repair potholes is that you will finally be free of freezing rains and heavy snows of winter. Spring has some rain, but regular rain won’t have disastrous effects on asphalt repairs. The snow and freezing rain associated with winter, however, can cause asphalt to cool too quickly or lead to water buildup underneath the layers of new asphalt. 

Time to Address New Damages From Winter

Spring is an excellent time to perform an inspection of your parking lot, as winter weather is especially tough on asphalt. Asphalt expands and contracts during the freeze-thaw cycles of winter, and any snow accumulation can weaken the structure of the asphalt. As spring approaches and winter weather leaves, it’s an opportunity to inspect your pavement for any further cracking or water damages. During the spring, potholes should be repaired as soon as possible. As you examine your property for potholes, look for any other damages that can be repaired during the upcoming warm seasons. 

Maintenance You Can Trust from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your pavement and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your community sidewalks, parking lots and pavement maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, asphalt, masonry, paving, consultation, and survey report services throughout Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and P.G. Counties. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 636-8777. For more tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr.

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