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Pothole Protocol: How to Fill Potholes


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Potholes can be dangerous to cars and pedestrians alike. Get them fixed quickly before anyone gets hurt!

Every year as the cold winter comes to an end and snow melts we all start to come to life again and are delighted that warmer weather is on the way. The only negative to the steadily warming weather are potholes, which can seem to appear over night in driveways, parking lots, and roads. If you have a pothole on your property but aren’t sure how to fill potholes, check out the repair tips below. You’ll be ready to restore your property and fill potholes in no time.

Know What Makes A Pothole

In order to fill potholes and fix your property, you must first know what makes a pothole happen. Potholes are the result of the expansion and contraction of water after it has entered into the ground under the pavement. As the weight of cars and trucks pass over the weak spot in the road, pieces of the pavement become weak. This results in the material breaking down from excess weight of trucks and cars passing over the weak spot in the pavement. This inevitably creates potholes. To fill potholes, you must follow four steps: cleaning, heating, adding the new custom aggregate mix, and cooling. Sealcoating will then protect the filled and cooled pothole and extend its life.  

Know About The Different Kinds Of Pothole Repair Mix So You Can Choose The Right One  

Potholes come in all shapes and sizes, and pothole repair mix is just as diverse. In fact, when it  comes time to fill potholes the quality of the asphalt mix you use to fill your pothole has a large effect on the long term aesthetics and longevity of your pothole post-repair. There are dozens of mixes to choose from, so make sure you are picking the right one.

Hire The Right Contractor  

If you do not have the time, tools, or expertise to fill potholes on your property, it may be time to let that stress roll off you and hire a professional. Be sure to do your research, ask a lot of questions, and make sure the company you hire has the right knowledge, experience, and integrity to get the job done right.

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If you are in the need of concrete or asphalt services, Testa Paving Inc. is here to help! For over 35 years, Testa Paving Inc. has been a driving force within the industry and has been serving the areas of Maryland and northern Virginia.

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