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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Fix a Pothole

It’s important to fill potholes as soon as they begin to form. Left untreated, potholes can lead to larger areas of pavement failure as well as posing a threat of damage to vehicles and potential costly liability to property owners.

Using Cold-Patch Materials to Fix Potholes

Cold-patch such as PatchMaster is typically the most common material used for filling potholes. Cold-patch is easy to use, economical and provides durable, lasting repairs.

Steps to Repairing Potholes with Cold-Patch

Step 1 – Clean pothole. Remove large loose rocks and other debris

Step 2 – Pour and spread cold-patch material into pothole. Pour to a level approximately ½” above surface to allow for compaction

Step 3 – Compact material with hand tamper, car tires or another suitable compaction method that provides an even, level compacted surface.

Repairing Potholes with Water Activation Cold-Patch

AQUASET is a new water-activated pothole cold-patch technology that features rapid set permanent pothole repair. This new technology is rapidly gaining in popularity among road maintenance crews as well as property owners due to highly successful results with the material.

Potholes can also be filled using hot mix materials. The same procedures would be followed as outlined above.

Steps to Repairing Potholes with Water-Activated Cold-Patch

Step 1 – Clean pothole. Remove large rocks and other debris

Step 2 – Pour and spread cold-patch material into pothole. Pour to a level approximately ½” above surface to allow for compaction

Step 3 – Prior to compacting material, spread a liberal amount of water over patch material. Allow to penetrate and soak into material. Water will activate the rapid curing mechanism within the patch material.

Step 4 – Compact material with hand tamper, car tires or another suitable compaction method that provides an even, level compacted surface.

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