Potholes are depressions in the road surface (particularly asphalt roads), caused by moisture in the underlying soil and traffic passing over the affected area. Water weakens the underlying soil and when traffic passes through the affected area, the asphalt surface breaks and cracks. The continuous movement of traffic results in the ejection of both asphalt and the underlying soil material, creating a hole in the pavement.
Pothole impact can dislodge your vehicle’s wheel weights, damage tires or break suspension components. They can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of accidents. Therefore, it is essential to carry out regular inspections and fix potholes immediately to ensure your road is in good condition.