Potholes can pose a variety of problems for cars and trucks, vans as well as semis and motorcycles. Despite our best efforts to avoid potholes, sometimes we just can’t help but hit one. There are some unique and interesting tricks that drivers can use to reduce the number of potholes they come across every day. Continue reading to find out how to avoid potholes and what to do if you are damaged.
Pothole damage in vehicles
There are several signs that a vehicle may have pothole damage. Tire punctures, bent wheels, scraped tires, exhaust system problems, poor steering and other exterior damage are all signs that your vehicle is in trouble. Pothole damage can be detected by unusual engine sounds, engine problems, or a bouncy ride. If you want to maintain your car for a long period of time, it is important that you seek professional diagnostic services from licensed mechanics if your vehicle exhibits any of these symptoms.
These are some tips to help you avoid potholes that can cause serious damage.
- Keep your eyes on the road and be alert for cracks, crevices and other road obstructions.
- Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Never Ride Away from a Pothole-Brake and Don’t Swerve Away
- Take your time on roads that are damaged
- Be on the lookout for hidden potholes in large puddles of water
Commercial property owners should ensure that their premises are safe and functional to avoid liability and to increase business by improving curb appeal. Proper paving installation is the first step to preventing potholes. Pavement maintenance is the last. For concrete and asphalt pavement installation, make sure you choose an insured and licensed paving company. They will be able to implement the right paving strategies to protect your investment over many years. Routine maintenance includes regular debris removal, street sweeps, and sealcoating every year.
These are all good ways to protect your commercial pavement against potholes and other damage. If you have already got potholes, pavement repair can help. This may include crack filling and patching or sealcoating. A complete demolition and repaving would be the best option for you if your pavement has been severely damaged. An overlay is a cheaper option than a complete repaving job if your pavement is structurally sound.