As if there isn’t already enough to despise about driving in the winter time—between nearly invisible patches of ice, blinding drifts of snow, and the sudden seeming cognitive failure of every other driver on the road—there’s the ever-increasing threat of potholes. So, just what are potholes, and why are they more prevalent in the winter? Potholes are formed when water soaks into the asphalt through cracks and breaks in the surface. Over time, water erodes the surface layer as cars drive over it. When that water is given a chance to freeze, it expands beneath the surface and takes up more space, further weakening the asphalt. When that water melts, Read More →