Potholes are the absolute worst. Not only do they look awful, they can be extremely detrimental to your vehicle. Surprisingly, a driveway or a parking lot can develop just as many potholes as a road can from various weather patterns. Snow and rock salt can be particularly harsh on the pavement. Diehl Paving can make a pothole repair easy and painless. Here are the best methods to fix up your pavement!
The “throw and roll” method is an easy, quick-fix to any pothole problem.
The Easy “Throw & Roll” – The “throw and roll” method is an easy, quick-fix to any pothole problem. Basically, some asphaltic material is placed in the pothole, then driven over with a heavy vehicle. This is known as the “throw and roll” method. While this isn’t a permanent fix, it will definitely help.
Cut and Trim – If you want a more long-term fix, Diehl recommends using a cut and trim method. It involves making clean-cuts in the road to give the material something solid to adhere to. After pouring the material, the hole is packed down with a vibrating plate or roller. It’s essential to remove any debris or water from the pothole before anything is poured in.
A cut and trim method involves clean-cuts in the road to give the material something solid to adhere to.
A binder is sprayed followed by a mixture of asphalt aggregate.
Clean and Fill – Diehl can provide a more advanced pothole filling method using our state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that the pothole is no longer a problem. Once the hole has been cleaned, a binder is sprayed, followed by a mixture of asphalt aggregate. No compaction necessary!
When In Doubt, Repave – If your driveway or parking lot is experiencing extensive pothole problems, or uneven turf, then repaving might be the best way to go. While the fix is definitely more expensive than the previous filling methods, it will be a cost-effective, safe investment in the long run.
Repaving might be a cost-effective, safe investment in the long run.