Written by Admin and published on https://thearchitecturedesigns.com/
A sinkhole can form beneath an asphalt driveway for a number of reasons. One of the most common causes is decaying matter in the soil substrates beneath the driveway. When asphalt driveways are installed, the asphalt is typically laid over a bed of crushed stone that sits atop mechanically compacted soil. However, when there are large enough pieces of organic matter in the soil (such as a tree stump) that breaks down over time, it creates a void in the substrate that will cause the soil to collapse into the void. No longer supported, the asphalt surface will begin to crack and develop a crater that may cave in entirely.
Potholes or other damage to an asphalt driveway can often be filled in with cold asphalt filler. Here are some steps to help you have a successful project repairing your driveway.
DIY Home: Fixing a Pothole or Sinkhole in Your Asphalt Driveway
Sinkholes that swallow up cars are fascinating. Weird news columns are filled with those tales. Sinkholes that appear in your driveway are just annoying. At first the problem may seem cosmetic, yet can quickly become a hazard. These divots and pockmarks make people trip, cyclists stumble and drivers lose control. Homeowners who live in geological areas prone to sinkholes will want to take action before problems develop or get too far along.
Prepare the Area
Solidify the Ground