Hurricane Hermine is making her way up the South Carolina coast today. That means a lot of rain for just about every part of the state. Our neighbors in North Carolina will be affected as well. While our first concern is for the safety of everyone in the storm’s path, we also want you to know that SMI Paving is here to help you recover if you should suffer any flood damage to your pavement.
When severe storms produce heavy and/or large amounts of rain, the base of your asphalt pavement can be compromised. As it weakens, the pavement becomes more prone to ruts and cracks on the surface. If flooding occurs, asphalt in driveways and parking lots can suffer a complete failure. This is called a washout.
So what should you do if you suffer flood damage to your pavement? Obviously, washout conditions will need to be repaired as quickly as possible so that vehicles may safely drive on the pavement. But you may think that repairs to less severe damage can be put off for a while or ignored altogether. This isn’t the best approach. Repairing flood damage sooner rather than later will prevent further damage to your pavement. The cost of making the repairs upfront is drastically better than fixing more extensive damage later on.
If your pavement has suffered flood damage or washouts as a result of Hurricane Hermine, call SMI Paving. We offer a variety of asphalt and concrete paving services for commercial and residential customers throughout the Carolinas. We have over 45 years of experience and can make the best recommendations for how to repair your flood damaged pavement. Contact us today to request your free estimate.