The Approach of ACPLM’s Tampa Pothole Repair Experts
Potholes are the result of moisture seeping into the pavement. Pavement gradually weakens when exposed to moisture. The pressure from vehicles weighing several thousand pounds loosens the pavement even more. Such compromised pavement eventually reaches the point where it deteriorates, falls apart and is dislodged.
Tampa pothole repairs remove the compromised portion of the asphalt. This requires the use of a masonry saw or a jackhammer to create a rectangle. The extra asphalt is removed. An adhesive is applied. Asphalt is then added in a layered manner. The space is then leveled off and a pavement roller is used for compaction.
Tampa Pothole Repair Steps
- The pothole repair process starts with establishing traffic control measures like flaggers and signing.
- The ACPLM crew marks areas for removal. We apply paint to mark spaces with either a polygon or a rectangle. Lines are applied to identify the portion of the pavement around the pothole.
- The pothole is prepared. ACPLM eliminates the damaged portion of a firm base. Our team ensures the remaining material is in tip-top shape and void of cracks.
- Tack is applied to the bottom and sides. This occurs before filling. ACPLM crew members hot mop, pour and subsequently spray a tack coat along the pothole’s sides and bottom.
- The ACPLM crew applies HMA layers above the pavement. Two inches of layer filler is applied at a time. The layers are compacted to prevent water from penetrating and spurring an additional Tampa pothole repair project.
Tampa Pothole Repair Failure
In some instances, Tampa pothole repair does not solve the problem. Reasons for pothole repair failure include:
- The patching mix is shoved or push. Such pushing or shoving occurs when the mix has insufficient shearing resistance. Alternatively, the mix might be poorly compacted. The movement of liquid asphalt or tack to the upper section or even a faulty design mix can cause Tampa pothole repair failure.
- This is a surface settling that occurs when the pothole repair mix is poorly compacted.
- Poor adhesion to the bottom or sides of the repair area. This can lead to cracking. As the water reaches the cracks, it expands and contracts with temperature alterations. Such a phenomenon can dislodge the repair materials.
- Loss of material by way of drainage failure, raveling or the delamination of the pothole patching mix. Raveling is a loss of material from the surface portion of the repair. This results from inadequate compacting or poor cohesion in the repair mix.
- Reflective cracking. This cracking commences in aged, underlying pavement and moves into the patch.
- Poor drainage is an issue when the pothole repair is in a low-lying section where it is consistently wet.
- Delamination is a gradual peeling of the asphalt concrete overlays from the roadway surface resulting from insufficient adhesion.
Let ACPLM Repair Your Potholes
If you own or manage any sort of business or other organization in the greater Tampa area, our Tampa pothole repair experts can improve your property. Reach out to us today to learn more about our Tampa pothole repair services. You can reach us by dialing 888-959-9637.