Dealing with Potholes in Your Driveway
If you’ve noticed a pothole in your driveway, then you know what an inconvenience they are to deal with. Not only are potholes dangerous for vehicles, but they can also cause damage to the asphalt on your driveway and create an eyesore.
Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to repair the pothole and make sure it doesn’t come back. Here’s what you need to do:
Step One: Clean Out the Hole
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean out the hole itself. This means removing any loose debris or dirt from within the hole itself so that you can get a good look at its size and depth. You may also want to use a pressure washer to clean off any debris that may have fallen into the pothole from other parts of your driveway. This will help clear away any potential contaminants and make it easier for you to fill in the hole properly.
Step Two: Fill In The Hole
Once the hole is cleared out, it’s time to fill it with some material. Depending on how deep it is, you might want to use cold patch asphalt or concrete mix as a filler material. If the hole is not too deep, then sand or gravel can also be used as filler material. Make sure that whatever material you choose can hold up under pressure and that it won’t easily become dislodged over time due to weather or vehicle weight.
Step Three: Compact The Filler Material
After filling in the pothole with your chosen material, you will need to compact it down so that it holds firmly in place and isn’t easily displaced by traffic passing over it. This can be done by using either a tamper (if available) or simply by driving back and forth over the surface multiple times until it appears even with surrounding pavement surfaces. Compacting ensures that your repair job lasts longer without needing too much maintenance down the line.
When in Doubt, Call the Professionals!
The best way to ensure your home’s driveway is functioning properly and is void of any damages is to have a professional team give it an inspection and complete any needed repairs.
For Connecticut homeowners, the Ambrosio Landscape Solutions team can help you with your driveway needs!
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