Potholes can be caused by a few different factors, including sloppy installation, lac of maintenance, prolonged exposure to the elements, harmful chemicals, and more. Most often though, potholes occur when moisture penetrates cracks, the cracks increase in size, and asphalt breaks off into smaller pieces. Asphalt surfaces are the most vulnerable during the winter due to the freeze-thaw weather cycle, deicing methods, and frequent salting; causing cracks and potholes to grow and worsen.
Potholes are dangerous because they can cause damage to pedestrians and vehicles. Asphalt patching and infrared patching repairs parking lot potholes. Pavement Solutions offers cold, hot, and infrared patching methods.