Why Did My Asphalt Crack?

At Bennett Paving, it is our pleasure to serve clients throughout the local area. We provide high-quality asphalt installation and maintenance services. Unfortunately, we understand that asphalt can crack from time to time. If you are dealing with cracks in your asphalt, we are here to help you. Take a look at some of the most common reasons why your asphalt might crack.

Bad Weather Conditions

Severe weather can cause your asphalt to crack. For example, snow, ice, and other types of winter weather can lead to severe asphalt damage. If water melts underneath the asphalt and freezes overnight, the ice can expand underneath your pavement. When it expands, it can crack the asphalt. It is important for you to make sure you seal your asphalt properly, and we can help you with that.

Poor Drainage

If you have poor drainage, standing water can eat away at your asphalt as well. It is critical for you to make sure the water drains from the surface of your asphalt. If it does not, it can sneak its way underneath the surface, leading to severe damage. Over time, these cracks might get bigger, which is why it is important for you to get them addressed as quickly as possible. We can help you with that.

Low-Quality Materials

You also need to make sure you use high-quality asphalt. As you are looking for a professional team that can help you with your pavement needs, try not to get lured in by low prices. Even though you probably want to save as much money as possible, you cannot sacrifice the quality of your pavement. Otherwise, you will deal with cracks down the road. At Bennett Paving, we only use the best quality materials available, and this is reflected in the quality of the asphalt we provide.

A High Traffic Load

Finally, if you have too much traffic on your pavement, it can cause cracks. If you have a local business, it might expand during the next few years. This means that you will have to deal with more traffic on your property. You need to make sure your asphalt can take this type of stress. Otherwise, it might crack under the pressure. We will work with you to make sure we install pavement that can stand up to routine wear and tear. Then, as long as you take care of your pavement appropriately, it should remain intact.

Trust Bennett Paving To Help You With Your Asphalt

These are just a few of the most common reasons why asphalt might crack. Even though we can certainly help you with your asphalt has cracked, it is always better to prevent these problems from happening. At Bennett Paving, we have an unparalleled level of training and experience that we can use to help you make sure that your asphalt is installed properly. Give us a call today to speak to a member of our team, and make an appointment for your asphalt installation today. 

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