Potholes are more than a nuisance to pedestrians and drivers, they are costly and in more ways than one.
Eroding the Substructure
As asphalt pavement ages due to the wear and tear of everyday traffic, thermal exposure, water and sunlight. Cracks become potholes and potholes become craters which all take its toll on the substructure of the asphalt pavement. Once the base of your asphalt becomes involved, time is of the essence to avoid a costly total replacement.
Most pavement distresses can be related to the intrusion of water into the pavement structure. Keeping water out of the pavement, through proper asphalt repairs such as pothole repair, sealcoating and crack filing can slow down or stop the pavements substructure from eroding.
Asphalt Preventative Maintenance
Just as you make minor repairs to your car to keep it running, like getting the oil changed, or the tires rotated, you should have some type of preventative maintenance plan for your asphalt pavement as well.
Facilities managers should be on the look out for standing water, cracks, potholes and depressions in the asphalt surface. Plus, it’s best to have an ongoing agreement or contract with your paving contractor to come out and walk your lot on a regular basis. His trained eyes can detect asphalt repairs that need to be made before they become a larger issue and a more costly problem.
Personal Injury Lawyers
Not only do potholes damage the substructure of an asphalt pavement, they damage cars and send people to the emergency room. When these types of accidents occur in parking lots, the owners and property managers are often the subject of lawsuits. Some personal injury lawyers are even promoting themselves at being skilled in “pothole law”. Some of these cases are awarded six- and seven-figure awards due to the fact there is a certain degree of safety expected on public property and privately owned property that is part of an enterprise or non-profit organization.
About ABC Paving and Sealcoating
With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor. ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and pavement marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs, site preparation and signs and safety devices. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at http://pavingandsealcoating.com or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.