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The Sunk Costs of Potholes: Throwing Money In the Pot

THE SUNK COSTS OF POTHOLES: THROWING MONEY IN THE POT A POTHOLE IS A DEFECT ON A PAVEMENT THAT INVOLVES THE SURFACE AND BASE, TO THE EXTENT THAT IT CAN RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT NOTICEABLE IMPACT ON VEHICLE TIRES AND HANDLING. THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY POTHOLES TO SMALLER VEHICLES HAS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY - POTHOLES HAVE RESULTED IN PERMANENT INJURY AND EVEN DEATH. HOW POT HOLES CAUSE DAMAGE AND ACCIDENTS LOSS OF CONTROL, SWAYING & SUSPENSION DAMAGE LOW TIRE PRESSURE & TIRE BULGES DENTS TO RIM IMPROPER ALIGNMENT 11,000 FATALITIES WERE CAUSED BY POT HOLES Last Year COST OF ROAD REPAIR OVER TIME DUE TO CRACKS IF CRACKS ARE LEFT IMPAIRED, COSTS OVER TIME INCREASES AS IT TURNS INTO A POTHOLE $43/ft $21.50/ft $6 - $14/ft 24 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 24 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ $1/ft 2$ Filled within months 2$ 2$ 24 2$ CRACK LEFT UNFILLED SMALL POTHOLE RESURFACING 4" DEEP HOLE $.13/ft? $.60/10ft 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ 2$ SEALCOATING HOLE LINESTRIPING Sources: http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil http://www.thecarconnection.com htp://www.pavementpreservation.org A Divislon of Loyalty International Ltd. I Ašphalt Kingdom.com

The Sunk Costs of Potholes: Throwing Money In the Pot

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Many parking lots, driveways and roadways could be saved with just a small amount of preventive maintenance. Once minor cracks get out of hand, potholes can cause severe damage to not just vehicles, b...

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