Do Not Delay in Fixing Potholes
If you have potholes in your driveway, you may be considering waiting until warmer weather arrives to fix them. However, we cannot urge you enough to fix all potholes as soon as possible!
Waiting for spring will almost surely lead to bigger problems. Delay in fixing potholes of your driveway is:
Potholes present a hazard to people, animals, and vehicles.
People can trip and fall in an unrepaired pothole, leading to injury, medical bills, and even a potential lawsuit!
Animals can, likewise, injure themselves in potholes, leaving you responsible for veterinary care.
Vehicles can actually become severely damaged if they hit a pothole, even at slow speeds! Body work by itself can cost thousands of dollars, but damage to the vehicle’s frame, transmission, or engine can cause a drastic reduction in the car’s overall value.
As mentioned above, potholes can lead to expensive medical, veterinary, and mechanic bills. But, that’s not the only way if you delay fixing potholes can cost you.
When you wait to fix driveway potholes in the winter, water can seep into the cracks inside the pothole and freeze! As the water freezes, it expands, making the potholes grow and become deeper. If they penetrate all of the ways down to the substrate, complete removal and rebuilding of the driveway’s foundation and asphalt are required. Due to cost and appearance, we typically recommend replacing the entire driveway surface in these cases. However, this is exponentially more expensive than simply fixing the pothole when it first surfaces.
The appearance of your driveway and other asphalt surfaces is no doubt important to you as a homeowner, and potholes definitely take away from your desired aesthetic. While asphalt patches might look slightly different than the surrounding, original asphalt, it still looks better than an unrepaired pothole.
Appearance can also be a hidden cost to delay fixing potholes. If you happen to be trying to sell your home, potential buyers will no doubt view potholes as a factor that lowers the value of your home. This can end up costing you thousands by the end of the real estate transaction!
Pothole Repair in Seattle
If you need quality pothole repair, or complete asphalt replacement, in the Seattle area, trust the asphalt experts at Jireh Asphalt & Concrete. We have the tools and skills needed for fixing potholes and extend the life of your asphalt surface for years to come. Call (425) 296-8460 or contact us online for a free estimate on your asphalt project today!