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Winter-Caused Pavement Problems To Tackle This Spring

Donna Campbell Education

Our Midwest seasonal freezing and thawing cycle is brutal on pavement. This winter brought wide temperature swings, and we’re just now starting to see the damage. It’s not just the temperatures that are to blame for springtime potholes. De-icing materials (like commercial-grade rock salt) compromise protective sealcoating and breakdown asphalt and concrete over time. Pavement Damage Caused By Freezing, Thawing and …