Causes of Potholes

The City of Pataskala’s Street Department is continually filling potholes in an effort to maintain the City’s streets. Potholes can be caused by various weather conditions. Winter is usually the toughest on roads. Excessive moisture on, or under, roadways can cause water molecules to make their way into cracks and expand with freezing, thus creating problematic potholes and greater damage to roadways. Additionally, the age of the asphalt on a road can play a factor in creating potholes