How Will Snow Affect My Pavements?

The snow is already here in Indiana. Did you prepare your sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots properly? If not, you will likely begin to see the minor and major affects winter weather can have on our pavements. Not sure if this warning applies to you? Continue reading to learn how snow, ice, and cold temperatures can impact the overall quality and condition of your asphalt and concrete pavements.

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Freeze Thaw Damages

Both asphalt and concrete are susceptible to freeze thaw damages under certain conditions. Concrete is a naturally porous pavement, which means water can permeate within its surface. When this happens in the winter, the water eventually freezes, causing the concrete to expand. When temperatures begin to rise in spring, the water melts within concrete, causing it to contract. This expansion and contraction process is known as freeze thaw cycles, and the damages they cause to pavements are wide ranging.

Although asphalt is not porous, without proper and routine sealcoating, moisture can seep inside and cause freeze thaw damage. The signs of freeze thaw damage on pavements will not really be evident until the snow melts. Sometimes, Indiana can experience snow all the way until spring. The most common effects of freeze thaw cycles on pavement include faded paint, potholes, cracks, alligator cracking, depressions, heaving, and more.


Another common winter threat to our pavements are also a widely-useful tool against slippery, wet surfaces. We are talking about de-icers. When using large amounts over a long period of time on concrete, deicers can cause pavement to deteriorate. Salt is harmful to concrete pavement because it is acidic, and acid can break down the bonds within concrete, leading to crumbling, cracks, and more. Furthermore, concrete pavement freezes faster than other pavements, which often leads to using more deicer. Also, concrete bridges and overpasses are generally constructed with steel; and overtime, steel corrodes from salt.

When it comes to asphalt pavements, deicers are fortunately not so harmful. Asphalt is not affected by deicers because of the way it is engineered. Hot-mix asphalt is contains customized proportions of aggregates like stone, sand, and petroleum, which enables it to withstand the regional environment it was mixed for.

Talk to a Skilled Indianapolis Pavement Contractor

Call ACI Asphalt and Concrete at 317-549-1833 for commercial pavement repair and service in Indianapolis and its surrounding areas. Our licensed and qualified paving contractors provide a wide range of asphalt and concrete pavement repair and installation services at the most competitive prices in town, including crack filling, overlays, resurfacing, and sealcoating. Request a free estimate, today!

Winter Cold Patching and Pot Hole Repair

In the wintertime, roads and tarmacs are more vulnerable to damages and deterioration. It is during this time that we notice more and more pot holes in our way. Pot holes are a huge implication when it comes to driving and safe road conditions. They are detrimental to our vehicle’s well-being; but more importantly, our safety. Not only can pot holes damage our vehicles, they can cause us to lose control and drive off the road; or worse, wreck!

In the winter, the weather goes through various freeze and thaw cycles, making existing pot holes and chuck holes even larger! This makes driving more dangerous, as well as, creates more and more pot holes on the road. Pot hole repair and winter cold patching are the most effective and time-friendly solution to pot hole repair and road repair.

Continue reading to learn more about winter cold patching, pot hole repair, and additional preventative maintenance for concrete and asphalt roads.

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Road Patching

It is highly advised to have the roads within or on your property patched. It is an essential part of pavement maintenance and repair. Road patching prevents accidents from occurring, as well as, new pot holes from forming. Road patching is a fantastic opportunity to protect your property investment and drive hassle-free.

Common winter road patching services offered by asphalt and concrete repair companies include:

    • All Weather Patching
    • Chuckhole Repair
    • Pot Hole Repair
    • Road Resurfacing
    • Road Fracture Repair
    • Routine Maintenance
    • Pavement Cracks
    • Patch Repair
    • Road Gap Repair
    • Road Patching
    • UPM Permanent Patch
    • And More

Winter Road Patching and Pot Hole Repair in Indianapolis, Indiana

Call ACI Asphalt and Concrete at 317-549-1833 for commercial winter road patching and pot hole repair in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our licensed and qualified paving contractors provide several Indianapolis asphalt and concrete paving services, including pavement repair, sealcoating, road work, commercial paving, industrial paving, winter cold patching, and more. We are the industry veterans to trust for skilled craftsmanship and competitive prices! Request a free estimate, today.