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  • Peter Craig

The Freeze-Thaw Cycle and Your Pavement

In the world of pavements, the freeze-thaw cycle is a formidable adversary, especially for asphalt surfaces. At HSC Pavement Maintenance, with over 50 years of experience, we understand the damaged winter conditions can cause.

  1. Understanding the Cycle: The freeze-thaw cycle is a recurrent process where water infiltrates existing cracks during warmer periods, only to expand as it freezes during colder spells. This expansion exerts pressure on the pavement, exacerbating existing cracks and creating new ones.

  2. Cracking Concerns: As water seeps into pavement cracks, it sets the stage for potential damage. The expansion during freezing can widen existing cracks, leading to structural issues like potholes. Our extensive experience has equipped us with the knowledge to identify vulnerable areas and implement preventive measures, such as crack sealing, to combat the detrimental effects of the freeze-thaw cycle.

  3. Strategic Solutions: To combat the freeze-thaw challenge, our approach involves proactive maintenance. This includes regular inspections, prompt crack sealing, and strategic drainage solutions. By addressing vulnerabilities before the freeze-thaw cycle takes hold, we ensure the longevity and resilience of your asphalt parking lots.

In the battle against the freeze-thaw cycle, HSC Pavement Maintenance stands as your ally, offering experience you can rely on and quality you can count on to safeguard your asphalt pavements.

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