If your driveway has potholes in it, don't put off fixing the potholes into the winter time. If your driveway has potholes in it, you are going to want to get them fixed this fall, before winter arrives.
Easier to Take Care of Smaller Holes
First, it is easier to take care of a small hole in your driveway than it is a big hole. A small hole can easily be filled with some hot or cold patch material. The fix will not take that many materials nor that much time to fix.
If you let the hole get bigger over time, it is going to take more resources and time to fix the hole in your driveway. If the hole gets too big, your driveway may require a serious repair job, and not just a little patch.
Small Holes Can Grow Big Over Winter
Second, it is important to remember that any holes or cracks in your driveway, if left alone, are more than likely going to get bigger over the winter. When it rains and snows, water and moisture will get into the crack. That moisture will freeze when it gets cold, expanding, and then melt when it gets warm. This will push on the boundaries of the hole or the crack, making it bigger. Additionally, with a large pot hole, the edges will be fragile, and the more people that run over it, the more the concrete or asphalt will break down, causing a larger hole.
Snowplows Can Be Damaged by Potholes
Third, if you live somewhere that gets snow in the winter, and you hire a snowplow to clear your driveway, or you use a small push snowblower, you run the risk of damaging the snowplow that cleans your driveway. The blades that the snowplow use to clean your parking lot can get damaged when your driveway is getting cleared. Additionally, the snowplows can increase the damage to any driveway as well.
It is easy to take care of small holes than it is a large, gaping pot hole, and it will cost you less as well. Additionally, small holes and damage to your driveway can easily expand during the winter months due to the freezing and thawing cycle, and potholes can damage the snowplows you hire to keep your driveway clear. Save yourself a lot of hassle and money, and get any potholes or cracks in your driveway fixed by a residential paving contractor this fall.