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What Causes Roads to Buckle?

What Causes Roads to Buckle?

Now that it’s August, we’re in the heart of summer. Hot temperatures are sweeping past the state in preparation for fall. While it’s a great time to head out for a drive, extreme temperatures at triple digits are causing some roads to buckle. A buckled road can be hazardous and cause significant damage to your vehicle. This phenomenon leaves us wondering, what causes roads to buckle? According to Tim Potter, the Department of Transportation spokesman in Kansas, concrete is a lot more rigid than asphalt. During scorching weather, the concrete expands, and at weak spots will break open. Hot weather that’s accompanied by humidity and precipitation can also be contributing factors. Buckled roads lead to uneven surfaces that can cause mechanical issues and blowouts. Don’t let buckled roads buckle your wallet. Prevent costly damage by staying alert and avoiding road damage.  It’s not easy to predict when a buckled road will occur, so it’s best ... read more

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