What Causes Potholes?

Pavement maintenance keeps people and vehicles safe from injury and damage, but why do potholes spring up in the first place? Watch this video and find out what causes potholes.

One of the big problems that cause potholes is the freeze and thaw cycle. When water is absorbed into the pavement and freezes, it expands. This causes the pavement to expand, as well, building on existing cracks and turning them into potholes. Clay retains more water and thus is more susceptible to potholes, but road quality and the soil underneath it play their own roles, as well.

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