A typical combination of thin pavement structure (combined asphalt concrete and aggregate base layers) on top of a water-saturated (often found near landscaped islands), weak, fine-grained soil (silt or clay) allows, over a long-term, the vehicle weight to push down on the pavement structure. The actual term is material creep. […]
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Pavement Patching: Throw and Go
A common approach to repairing a pavement pothole is to fill the void with asphalt concrete. If there are only a few potholes, a few bags of cold patch material from the local builder’s supply store can be use to fill the holes. Here are some tips that will make […]
RUH ROH – Time to Call the Mystery Machine and Get This Dimple Fixed!
This cute dimple in the pavement is a sign of a future maintenance problem so be sure to keep an eye out and for it to worsen. Experience tells us that a cavity has formed under the pavement surface layer, likely because subsurface water is carrying fine soil and rock […]