3 Amazing Techniques To Repair Asphalt Potholes
Driving on a smooth asphalt pavement, driveway, parking lot or road is all a great fun, especially if there aren’t any potholes. Any cracks or holes encountered while driving can greatly ruin the experience and peace of mind of an individual. Though asphalt roads are durable and strong, they are likely to develop some cracks and patches depending upon its usage.
There are several techniques that are effective in crack sealing repair and asphalt pothole filling. If done in a right way, even a repair can make your entire parking lot look brand new. Since roads are meant for safety, it’s advised to contact an expert paving contractor to ensure that all the asphalt roads and driveways around you are safe.
Some of commonly applied professional asphalt repair methods are:
- Throw and roll: This is a temporary and widely practiced patching technique in which some quantity of liquid asphalt is poured into a pothole. Once the hole is completely filled, a roller is moved over it to even the surface. It is a quick fix method as the mixture solidifies as soon as it reacts with the air.
- Spray injection method: Spray injection is a professional technique of repairing asphalt potholes in which a special truck-mounted equipment is run over the road. It clear away all the holes and cracks deeply by blowing an air pressure inside it. Once the dirt is removed, the asphalt emulsion is injected into it. This repair technique offers long lasting results compared to the throw and roll method.
- Full depth patching: Much like spray injection, this technique involves additional excavation of the patching area to the depth of at least 4 inches to extend the pothole for a firmer support. After this, a layer of tack coat is applied into the hole for more strength. Once it’s over, an asphalt mix is poured into the backfill for proper strong bonding. It is a permanent solution for asphalt pothole filling.
These are some of the commonly applied techniques for repairing asphalt potholes in the parking lots and driveways. If you are looking for a property maintenance company in Calgary for effective asphalt pothole repairs, feel free to contact our general contractors at Gorilla Contracting Inc.