Rain may seem harmless, but what most people don’t know is that it can actually have a great long term effect on the condition of your asphalt. Once rain begins to pool on asphalt, is when you may start to see a problem. If you don’t already have an asphalt paving contractor, here are some things to look out for to help maintain your asphalt during these upcoming rainy days.

 

1. Cracking

There are many different types of cracks that can occur in asphalt. Some can be due to normal wear and tear, some because of temperature changes, and others can be caused by rain. It’s important to identify which type of crack you have in your pavement to determine what is the cause of the damage. You can hire a paving company in Westport to better identify the issue.

 

2. Potholes

 

Nobody likes potholes. They are not only hard on the eyes but they can cause real damage to any vehicles that drive over them. Potholes can be a good sign that your pavement has rain damage. 

 

3. Depressions

 

Depressions, also known as bird-baths, are low spots in the pavement surface. These can not only be created by poor construction but can also be a result of rain water pooling on the surface for an extended period of time, creating permanent divots in your asphalt.

 

4. Crumbling

 

Crumbling is a more uncommon form of rain damage on asphalt, but it is still a very concerning one. Crumbling is a result of excessively weakened pavement and can come out of nowhere, often resulting in a pothole. 

 

If you do have any of these above issues, come the end of this rain season, feel free to reach out to us! We offer asphalt resurfacing services throughout Darien and more. Contact for more information.