It looks like this brutal winter is finally behind us, but as many of you have probably noticed; the winter temperatures, precipitation, and snow removal have really taken a toll on your parking lots and driveways. New cracks and potholes seem to have appeared overnight, and now is the perfect time to consider your repair options before the damage gets any larger. Crack Filling, Asphalt Patching, and Sealing are excellent options to extend the life of your parking lot or driveway and help extend the life of your asphalt. A1 Asphalt Pro is your one stop shop for all of your asphalt repair needs. Please give us a call at 1-800-ASPHALT, and we would be more than happy to sit down with to discuss your alternatives.

Check out this interesting article regarding the Freeze-Thaw Cycles and how it can increase your asphalt damage.

http://www.pothole.info/2014/12/freeze-thaw-cycles-expansions-and-contractions-cause-potholes/

This article highlights a common misconception that many of us have regarding asphalt damage have a peek at this website. While extreme high and low temperatures do contribute to asphalt damage, it is actually the temperatures just above and below 32 degrees that result in the most significant asphalt deterioration. As freezing temperatures arise, any water that is trapped below the surface expands and can either force the asphalt up or deteriorate the base result in a loss of support to the asphalt. As temperatures rise, the ice thaws and now space is available for additional water. If the temperature drops below freezing again, the added water results in added expansion and causes even greater damage. This can help explain why potholes seem to happen overnight at times. Actually, the asphalt base has been deteriorating for a while even though it is unable to be seen, and after enough support is lost, the asphalt simply breaks up falls into the void resulting in potholes.