Asphalt patching is an important part of asphalt maintenance that helps make your structure look better and last longer. Whether your pavement has potholes or other issues, rely on WM Asphalt in Salt Lake City for asphalt patching.
Asphalt Patching for Potholes
Potholes are an unfortunate part of winter in Salt Lake City, and they’re extremely aggravating to drivers. Not only is falling into a pothole jarring, but it can throw your wheels out of alignment or do other expensive damage to your car.
If you own a business and your parking lot has potholes or areas of broken asphalt, your customers will avoid visiting your business. Those who are taken by surprise by the potholes will not be happy. It’s best to get asphalt patching as soon as you notice a pothole.
Municipalities such as airports, government buildings and libraries must maintain their parking lots and roads as well. Lawsuits have been filed against the city for negligence in not filling potholes in time. Even if the city wins such suits, the time and expense of a trial is better spent on asphalt patching.
The same is true for private residences. While you likely don’t have customers parking in your driveway, an asphalt driveway with broken edges or potholes is still problematic. After all, you have to drive over it every day with your cars — it can’t be avoided. Asphalt patching is cheaper than car repairs.
Asphalt Repair Services in Salt Lake City
While we maintain that asphalt patching is necessary to prevent further damage to your structure, there are several ways of carrying out asphalt repairs, depending upon the type of hole, the season in which the repair is done and other factors.
It’s not a good idea to pour asphalt in the winter or when it’s raining or snowing. The cold and the precipitation prevent the asphalt from hardening properly and the results are less than ideal. However, sometimes an asphalt repair is an emergency. Putting orange cones and yellow caution tape around a big hole is not a long-term fix. In these instances, we use a temporary patch that dries quickly. Once the weather is suitable, we replace it with a more lasting patch.
There are two types of these patches — semi-permanent and permanent. A permanent asphalt patch requires more digging, time, effort, and materials, but it lasts longer than a semi-permanent patch. When you’re deciding between the two, you want to consider a few factors, such as whether you’re thinking of repaving or replacing your structure anytime soon.
Asphalt Services in Salt Lake City
WM Asphalt provides a variety of services to residential, commercial, and municipal clients in and around Salt Lake City, including asphalt sealing and commercial concrete repair.
To keep your parking lots, roads, and other structures in top shape, it’s important to fill potholes and cracks and seal the surface to keep out water. Rely on WM Asphalt for asphalt repair services and sealing in Salt Lake City.