Signs of Water Damage to Your Asphalt Parking Lot or Driveway

After experiencing some heavy rains and possibly flooding, many businesses and homeowners in the Ft. Lauderdale area are worried about their paved surfaces.

Paving is a significant investment so it can be a real financial blow to lose your driveway or parking lot to water damage.

Here are some of the signs that your asphalt isn’t holding up well to water exposure.

Clogged Drains

If your paved area has poor drainage, then water is likely to sit a long time on top of the asphalt. The longer water stays, the more damage it can do. Check drain pipes around your driveway or parking lot to ensure they are cleaned of debris often.
Standing Pools of Water

Do you notice little birds splashing around in water that rests in the divots of your asphalt? Concave areas that don’t drain out are bad news. If not repaired, they can collapse and turn into potholes.

Potholes

Large or small, all are bad news and need attention before more show up.

Edge Cracks

Edge cracks show up as peeling layers on the edge of your parking lot or driveway. They’re often the result of poor water drainage. Make sure all vegetation is cut back from the edges of the asphalt to help prevent this kind of cracking.

Upheaval

Soil that swells from moisture can push up portions of asphalt from underneath. If you noticed any such raised spots, they’ll need to be patched in ASAP

There are many other potential paving defects that could be due to excess water. Make sure to call in the local paving specialists at U.S. Pave to find out how to save your asphalt before it’s too late.

Posted on Behalf of U.S. Pave

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