Repairs Your Asphalt Might Need in the Winter

January 23, 2019 7:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Living in New England, we know that we have to be prepared for any sort of weather. Whether it’s extreme heat, a noreaster, heavy rain, blizzard, below freezing temperatures, etc. Learning to protect not only yourself but also your assets during these weather conditions is crucial. Heavy snow and freezing cold temperatures can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to your asphalt driveway. After a snowfall it’s important to make repairs in a timely manner to prevent them from getting worse. Below are 3 common types of repairs you may need to make.

Pothole Repairs

When it comes to potholes, it’s best to repair them sooner rather than later. The longer you wait, the bigger the issue can become, and therefore even more expensive to fix. Additionally, potholes are both an eyesore and a safety hazard. They pose a risk to pedestrians walking, as they’re a tripping hazard which could lead to potential injury. Drivers will also thank you for fixing potholes, as it will cause less wear and tear on their tires. Potholes can cause significant damage to cars if deep enough, and can even be a potential crash risk. If you’re a business owner, this certainly isn’t a liability you’ll want to deal with.


With the pavement constantly freezing and expanding due to the temperature differences, asphalt cracks typically widen in the winter.  Cracksealing can be used to fill these cracks and prevent them from turning into potholes.

Catch Basin Repair

Catch basins main job is to collect pavement runoff, and assist as a storm drain system. To ensure it is properly draining, it may need to be adjusted or repaired throughout the season. After a big snow storm, these are what help to funnel away some of the melted snow, so it’s essntial that these basins are working properly in the winter.

Contact Cooper Bros Paving

The winter can be harsh on your pavement, leaving it unsightly and unsafe. If you need repairs on your asphalt, contact the experts at Cooper Bros Paving! We do both residential and commercial asphalt paving in the Middlesex County. Fill out a contact form or give us a call today to learn more!

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