The asphalt shings that often crack in your house are actually cracks in the pavement.
That’s because the shingled surface underneath the pavement is made up of more than one type of asphalt, said Steve Zagor, a soil scientist at the University of Missouri.
There’s a layer of dirt and gravel, which acts as a barrier against moisture, and the pavement, which is more porous.
The combination of these factors can lead to cracks in shingling surfaces, Zagors study found.
“The problem is, the soil is basically a very porous material,” Zagoras said.
“So, if you put asphalt on it, it will absorb moisture and the water will seep into the asphalt and it will break down into water.
So it’s not a very good barrier against erosion.”
It’s important to note that a road surface isn’t the only surface that can break down when it’s wet.
It’s also important to realize that a driveway may also be susceptible to cracking.
When a driveway is wet, it’s hard to keep the pavement as dry as possible.
“A lot of times, it just cracks,” Zaggoras said, “so the soil underneath the road is more likely to crack and break down.”
Zagoric said it’s possible to use a sealer to fix cracks in asphalt shinging.
He said it should be used on a daily basis.
The sealer should be applied as a regular maintenance, and should be removed as soon as cracks develop.
If the cracks persist, the asphalt shingers should be repaired.
Zagorian’s study didn’t include any data on how often people repair their asphalt shinger problems.
It also didn’t examine how much money the repair costs.
Zaggorian said that the cost of repairs can vary depending on the condition of the pavement and how hard the pavement has been raked.
If a driveway has been heavily raked, he said, repairs can cost between $200 and $300, and a $200 repair could cost between about $50 to $100.
The repair should be done at least once a year, he added.