|Roads in the Philippines are slowly raised by repeated asphalt overlays that sink houses and buildings beside the roads and cause flooding inside residential and commercial lots.|
At first, this practice seems helpful in that it keeps construction budgets to a minimum, but in the long term, it becomes a problem to motorists and to houses and other structures beside the raised roads. When the sidewalks are repaved, for instance, they are constructed at a higher level to match that of the road already elevated with too many asphalt overlays. This technically results in the "sinking" of the houses and other buildings by the roadside. The causes flooding in the rainy season in many residential lots that ended up below the level of the road and sidewalk. For motorists, the ditch created between the asphalt and the sidewalk becomes a motorist's nightmare. In one incident, a motorcyclist take a spill when his front wheel slipped into the ditch and he fell with his head almost getting run over by one of the front wheels of a jeepney.
|The Gotohan sa Hardin restaurant in Ortigas Road Extension in Rizal is already sunken due to multiple asphalt overlays and higher sidewalks. It gets submerged during heavy rains.|