Proactive Maintenance Prevents Pavement Damage

February 2018

Paved surfaces can be expensive to repair once minor damage is allowed to degrade.

  • Avoiding major pavement repair costs requires being proactive and addressing minor problems before they become major issues.
  • Curbs and walkways should be checked. Identify areas that can threaten pedestrian safety and cause liability issues.
  • Check the drainage system for cracks or breaks. Water rushing through these openings can cause erosion and create a sinkhole.
  • Check asphalt for damage. Focus on areas near sewers or catch basins that settle or where hollow areas develop.

Proactive management of minor problems saves money and reduces future problems.