Fixing Deep Potholes - The Pothole Repair Process for Gravel Driveways, Parking Lots & Country Roads
Wondering what it takes to fix large potholes, or washed out gravel roads?
If you want to get out of the mud while putting a stop to the bumpy drive there are solutions!
Deep potholes and fixing washed out areas can be a tough one. For one thing, filling the potholes or wash out with material may not fix the problems. If you've had a washed out driveway or deep potholes in North Texas, you probably know that they come back more often than not.
Filling a pothole with gravel likely won't fix it.
Usually, a paving contractor will be needed to actually fix serious issues like in the picture below. No two situations are exactly alike, but digging ditches, putting in culverts, digging out bad areas, using rock to reinforce the areas, and grading and compaction are some of the ways we'd address the issues.
If you are trying to fix a washout or a pothole on your own or on a small budget, you can fill them with whatever you can afford or have around. Just know that many times you are temporarily fixing things, and that a more permanent solution may require expert advice. It is likely that when you do bring a contractor in, they will remove any attempt you have made. But... If that means your drive is better while you save up or consult paving companies you have made a contribution.
Things we don't recommend you put in a pothole or wash out: Bricks & wood. Try to stick to rock when attempting a driveway repair as much as possible.
If you're in the North Texas areas we work in, we can quote a driveway repair for you at no cost. Also, please checkout the deep potholes pdf below for more information on how to address repairing a deep pothole in North Texas!
Here's a pdf flyer (letter sized) if you're interested in downloading and printing:
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