What Constitutes Emergency Asphalt Repair?
What constitutes emergency asphalt repair? This is a question that we get at U.S. Pave almost every day. The thing is, in our view, every asphalt repair need is a potential emergency. While a small amount of damage may not seem like much, it’s what happens after that is important.
When an asphalt surface is damaged, there is greater risk to the underlying foundations. Water is one of the most erosive forces on the planet. It is relentless and will always find the path of least resistance. If that path leads to the foundations that support an asphalt parking lot, you are in for a potential world of trouble.
One of the problems with water is that it affects different materials in different ways. Contraction and expansion are the two most significant issues that water can cause in structural materials. If a damaged asphalt surface is the reason that water is able to reach vulnerable structures, it constitutes an emergency.
Accidents & Hazards
The last thing any business needs is a lawsuit for an accident that was caused by damaged asphalt. As a business owner, you may be responsible for accidents that happen on your property. This is especially true when there is an obvious hazard that caused the accident, such as damaged asphalt. Customers or visitors could trip, resulting in a nasty fall that causes serious injuries.
Besides the fact that you are being sued as the result of an accident on your premises, it is not comforting to know that damaged asphalt on your premises caused injuries to a visitor. If there is any risk at all to customers because an asphalt surface is in need of repairs, it is an emergency situation.
Learn more about what constitutes emergency asphalt repairs by calling the experts at U.S. Pave today for guidance.
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