The asphalt crack problem is not new, but it’s getting more attention in California, where the state has spent $500 million on repairs since 2009 to replace cracked pavement, including replacing roads.
The repair costs are expected to exceed $100 million, which is more than the $100 billion cost of California’s entire infrastructure budget.
Now, a new study says that cost is actually quite reasonable.
The report, published by the state Department of Transportation, looks at repairs across the country.
The report estimates that in California the cost of repairs could be in the $50 billion range, though the state could save money on repairs by replacing cracked asphalt.
The state has long considered cracking the pavement a public health problem, but the report argues that it’s more complicated than that.
In addition to the need to repair cracks, there are environmental impacts as well.
The study notes that cracking asphalt requires a high-intensity coating, a chemical that is produced during asphalt manufacturing and that is then injected into the pavement.
The coating is typically applied to roadsides, but cracks can also be found on roadsides that are in contact with the surface.
That means that if you walk into the crack and start to walk away, the chemical can seep into your skin.
The cracks can form if the road surface gets wet, the asphalt is left exposed for long periods of time, or if the asphalt has been treated with chemicals that weaken the asphalt.
These chemicals can also cause the asphalt to crack.
In the report, the state notes that the average amount of cracking done in California is less than 10 percent, though that could be because the state doesn’t have enough roadways to repair all the cracks.
In general, though, the cracks are most commonly found in older roads that have been in use for a long time, which means there are fewer cracks on those roads.
The most common problem is caused by an oil-based compound called carbide, which breaks down and releases carbon dioxide, according to the report.
Cracks can be found in the asphalt in two ways: by forming cracks around the edges of cracks or when they get stuck.
The state found that the most common reason for cracking on cracked asphalt is an oil patch or a water pipe that has been filled with asphalt.
Cracking also occurs on older roads, such as the one pictured above.
The cracking is most likely caused by the presence of oil, as there are many areas where the asphalt isn’t completely filled with oil.
Crack repair is also expensive.
In California, the average repair cost of $1,200 was more than double the average cost of the rest of the country, the report said.
That suggests that a $1 million repair could be saved by replacing the asphalt with oil-free pavement.
The best way to repair cracked roads is to make them safer, but that’s going to be harder to do when asphalt is damaged, according the report’s authors.
The authors suggest that cities and counties should consider building asphalt over cracked roads, as well as using other less-expensive methods such as asphalt mowing, pavement stabilization, and other materials that can keep the cracks from forming.