Potholes occur from time to time, and when one forms in your parking lot or driveway, you need to take care of it right away. Potholes can damage vehicles, making your business liable. They also pose a tripping hazard, and at the end of the day, they are simply unpleasant to look at. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways professionals deal with these eyesores.
Peel and Pave
This tactic involves removing the damaged piece of asphalt and placing it with a new piece. It is most commonly recommended for areas where the overall base of the asphalt is compromised. Once the area is cut out, it becomes filled with the new asphalt. This is a great procedure when a property owner wants to ensure the area remains viable for many years to come.
Patching is a fairly simple treatment for professionals to carry out. First, an expert will need to clean the damaged area to ensure the new asphalt will adhere adequately. Next, new asphalt will be poured into the pothole to fill it up. A milling machine may be used to ensure the new asphalt is even with the rest of the structure. To make this restoration more durable, professionals often recommend applying a sealcoat afterward.
Filling a pothole is less extensive than patching it. With this treatment, the experts will remove any pieces of loose debris from the hole and pour asphalt into it. It is the most affordable treatment. However, it does not last as long as other treatments. It is good for a quick fix, but property owners should look into a more durable solution at a later date.
A pothole does not have to remain an eyesore on your property when you can call the experts at NVM Paving & Concrete. Learn more about all the services we have available by contacting us at (703) 372-9335.