- Gas Stations
Rutting occurs in the wheel tracks of a road and is generally seen when the asphalt isn't thick enough to support traffic. Edge cracks are caused by weak edges. When there isn't enough support at the edge, the road will begin to stress and crack over time. Depressions, are caused when the pavement isn't as deep in one area, or the land on which the road was laid is uneven. A slight depression can be fixed with another layer of asphalt. Transverse cracks run perpendicular to the road's centerline, and can be caused by poor joint construction. Seasonal or daily temperature changes can also contribute to transverse cracks. Longitudinal cracks are parallel to the road's centerline or the direction the driveway or parking lot was paved. They are caused by poor joint construction or simply aging pavement.