Did your Asphalt survive the winter?
The freeze-thaw cycle is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the temperature fluctuates above and below freezing. In areas with a temperate climate, this cycle can cause significant damage to roadways and other pavement surfaces. During the freeze-thaw cycle, water seeps into cracks and pores in the pavement. When the temperature drops below freezing, the water freezes and expands, causing the pavement to crack and deteriorate. When the temperature rises above freezing, the ice melts, and the pavement is left weakened and susceptible to further damage.The impact of the freeze-thaw cycle on roadways can be severe. Potholes, cracks, and other forms of pavement damage can result from this cycle. These defects can create hazards for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Potholes can damage vehicles and cause accidents. Cracks in the pavement can cause uneven surfaces, leading to tripping hazards for pedestrians and cyclists. Moreover, the damage caused by the freeze-thaw cycle can lead to costly repairs for municipalities and taxpayers.