Causes of Asphalt Water Damage

How exactly does water damage an asphalt driveway? While it may sound strange, water damage is actually the biggest cause of damage on driveways and other asphalt surfaces.

When cracks form in asphalt, they allow water to seep under the surface, degrading the ground beneath. Every time it rains, snows, or becomes wet, water can enter the asphalt through cracks, causing extensive damage. Often, this damage is not visible from the surface but can still be quite extensive. If left for too long, it can lead to potholes and other major types of damage that require costly repairs.

Furthermore, moisture can penetrate asphalt surfaces, helping degrade both the surface and the ground beneath. Particularly with parking lots or large driveways, areas of pooling or standing water can end up leading to damage of the asphalt.