Understanding and Repairing Potholes
Every time snow melts year after year, everyone is delighted for the arrival of spring and warm weather. As sure as it is, everyone would be noticing potholes on the streets, parking lots and on driveways.
What causes potholes in the first place?
Potholes are created by the expansion and contraction of water that has seeped to the ground under the pavement. This constant freezing and thawing process creates a weakened spot on the pavement. As vehicles pass over these weak spots on the road, portions of the road fragments due to vehicles’ weight which is then how potholes are made.
Understanding the Mix
Potholes comes in all shapes and sizes. Pothole repair mixes should, too. It is a known fact that the quality of asphalt mix to repair potholes makes a big difference in terms of durability and the overall general aesthetics of the pothole repair. We at B.P.C. LLC are proud to have the experience and materials that allows us to provide the highest quality asphalt mixes for your specific paving needs.
Hiring a Reputable Contractor
To avoid potholes, it is recommended to contact a trusted contractor to initially survey the pavement and drain all the water under the pavement.
A few simple steps in finding a good contractor is to do the following:
- Doing research – Get online and do your own research for quality contractors in your area. Google search and Yelp are a good place to start. You would want to check for their reviews online, past clients would have left either a positive or a negative review.
- Ask questions. A lot of questions – You would want to know their level of service and expertise also on the past jobs the contractor has done. It is better to be sure that the contractor you hire will not leave you any better than the current situation. Look for someone that you can trust to finish the job.
- Ask for references or better yet, referrals – Has anyone in your social circle know a contractor in the past? Maybe a neighbor or business owner may have already done their own research? If none, ask the contractor for a few examples of successful projects or happy clients to support their claim.
The quality of your pothole repair and the length of time your repair will last depend on your selected contractor’s experience and on how they complete the repair process.
Contact BPC LLC for all your pothole repairs in your residential and commercial driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and roadways! We guarantee to deliver quality service at affordable rates.