When we talk about the longevity and the stability of your Haines City parking lot paving, we’re not only referring to the proper maintenance routine that your asphalt pavement requires from you.
We’re also talking about the proper drainage system and the maintenance of this drainage system. What many people don’t understand is that something as simple as drainage can cause the complete deterioration of the asphalt pavement.
The improper maintenance of your drainage system will lead to the eventual deterioration of your pavement, which means you need to shell out a big amount of money for the repair and the replacement. It’s a complete waste of investment when all you really have to do is look out for potholes, cracks, and drainage issues.
Here are the effects of improper drainage on a pavement:
The collapse of the subgrade layer
Little by little, because of improper drainage, water will pool on the surface layer of the asphalt pavement and will get into tiny cracks. The water will eventually seep through the layer above and into the subgrade layer, weakening the whole structure of the pavement.
You might have noticed that some roads have collapsed areas that you avoid like a plague because you don’t really know how deep the collapse is, considering it’s always filled with rainwater and other debris. That’s what happens when water gets into the base layer and weakens it.
Formation of potholes, cracks, and waves
Pooling water on the surface layer of the Haines City parking lot paving weakens the asphalt and forms potholes, cracks, hairlines, and waves. The presence of these does not only look aesthetically bad for the pavement.
They also allow water and other debris to get into the pavement and into the layers below the surface. Like what happens when the subgrade layer collapses, the water and debris can weaken the whole structure of the asphalt pavement.
Stripping of bitumen and seal coating
The asphalt or bitumen (scientifically) does not do well when submerged in water for a prolonged period of time. When water pools on the surface of the Haines City parking lot paving because they have nowhere to go, it eventually strips the pavement of the bitumen or the seal coating (if it has one).
The prolonged exposure to water could then remove that layer of the pavement that protects the whole structure from well, water, debris, and chemicals that passing vehicles emit.
The pavement will be exposed to all types of deteriorating factors that would pressure you to have the pavement repaired or even replaced.