ASPHALT REPAIRS: Don’t put a band aid on something that needs surgery!
When it comes to asphalt repairs, taking shortcuts can lead to more significant problems down the line. Superficial fixes like patching or overlaying severely failed asphalt may seem convenient, but they may accelerate deterioration and create new issues. One of the primary reasons why skin patching is ineffective is the unequal distribution of stress across the repaired area.
The underlying issues, such as cracks, potholes, or base failures, remain unresolved. As vehicles pass over the patch, the weight and movement exert additional pressure on the compromised foundation, causing the surrounding pavement to deteriorate further. Consequently, what may have been a relatively small problem can escalate into a much larger and costlier one.
In today’s world, with the increasing load on pavements due to online shopping, cheap repairs won’t suffice. To ensure long-lasting results, repairs should be done at depths of 4 to 6 inches, using proper compaction techniques and equipment. It’s essential to invest in quality repairs that address the root cause rather than opting for temporary solutions that won’t stand the test of time.