Pavement repairs can range from minor patching to fixing severe distresses like potholes or alligator cracking. The approach chosen depends on the customer’s goals and plans for their property.

Fortunately, most asphalt damage can be easily repaired at a relatively low cost. Unfortunately, larger issues may prove more expensive to fix and may need to be addressed sooner rather than later.


Potholes are depressions in the surface of asphalt pavement due to temperature changes and traffic-induced stresses on the road.

Potholes can be remedied using a variety of methods depending on their severity and location. They may be filled with cold mix or hot mix materials and compacted using hand tamping, car tires or other compaction methods that create an even, level surface when compacted.

Crews can utilize infrared patching equipment to heat and soften the defective surface before applying new asphalt that adheres seamlessly with the existing material. This seamless repair pavers adelaide is more durable than a traditional patch, staying intact even during freeze-thaw cycles.

For long-lasting solutions, full-depth roadway pothole replacement is the best solution. This repair addresses underlying structural problems that cannot be corrected simply by patching up surface layers of pavement.

Edge Cracks

Edge cracks are a frequent paving issue that can occur on roads and driveways, spreading rapidly if not addressed quickly.

Edge cracks are usually caused by either a lack of support at the pavement edge, or by poor drainage conditions that lead to water accumulation on shoulders and subbase in an area. When these issues are addressed, edge cracks often heal and return to their original condition.

Fatigue Cracking, commonly referred to as alligator cracking, is an asphalt deterioration that forms interconnected cracks that resemble scales. This condition usually develops due to weak base courses or subgrades, inadequate asphalt thickness, overloading, or some combination of these elements.

Cracking typically appears two to three years after asphalt is laid, and can be sealed with a thin overlay. However, if the cracks are very wide, removal and replacement of the entire paved surface may be necessary.

Linear Cracking

Linear cracks are long, straight gaps in the asphalt surface caused by thermal expansion and contraction. They typically appear in high traffic areas and can be quickly and easily sealed with sealant.

Linear cracking often occurs at intersections between traffic lanes, due to inadequate connection. Cold weather conditions and excessive vehicle weight on pavement can also contribute to this issue.

Reflection cracks are caused by movement and shifting of old pavement, often appearing as a grid across the surface of the asphalt.

Cracks in concrete can be a problem when moisture seeps into them, weakening the base and leading to further damage. To solve this issue, fill them with a sealant-and-asphalt mix that prevents water penetration into the surface and further damage.

Fatigue cracking (also known as alligator cracking) is an indication that your pavement has reached its limits. These cracks serve as warning signs and should be repaired promptly to prevent further harm and loss.


Cave-ins are a frequent occurrence, particularly near manholes and catch basins where sewer pipes enter. These occur when stormwater washes soil into an inadequate pipe or structure, leading to sinkholes in the ground or pavement above them. Over time, this causes the hole to widen until it’s filled with soil from below.

Unfortunately, this leaves the public with an unsightly mess that requires extensive backfilling and patience to correct. Thankfully, MSD has a team of paving specialists available to ensure our streets, sidewalks and parking lots remain as safe and functional as possible.

Our goal is to secure a cave-in within 48 hours of receiving the report, unless an emergency arises. As part of the process, we’ll also conduct a dye test to identify if there’s an underlying defect in our public sewer system that could be causing the hole. Once identified, we’ll make necessary repairs promptly and notify you when it’s safe for pedestrians back on the pavement again.

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