What’s the Best Way to Repair Potholes?

February 8, 2021

It’s crucial to repair potholes as soon as they begin to form. That’s because when potholes are left as is, they can easily damage vehicles and may end up being a potentially expensive liability for property owners. They may also expand in size over time, making repairs more difficult. Luckily, there are several methods to resolve potholes and ensure your driveway or parking lot is safe for visitors.

When it comes time to repair a pothole, you’ll want the leading asphalt contractor in Montgomery County, MD to handle the job. Maryland Asphalt LLC has built a reputation as the leader in budget-friendly commercial paving services. Read on to find out how we go about repairing potholes of every size.

Cold patch materials

This is the most common material for fixing potholes. That’s because it’s easy to use, inexpensive and provides a durable, long-lasting fix for potholes. This is the kind of repair you’ll see on roads across America, a shiny black patch that usually sticks up a bit out of the road.

To fix a pothole using cold patch, we do the following:

  • Clean the pothole so all loose rocks and debris have been removed.
  • Pour the cold-patch material in and spread it around. Typically, the hole is filled about a half-inch above the road surface.
  • Press the material down using a hand tamper or car tire so it’s close to level with the road surface.

Water activation cold patch

This method offers permanent pothole repairs. Using new technology, water activation cold-patch is growing in popularity in the road maintenance industry. That’s because it offers a long-lasting solution to potholes and sets quickly for both asphalt and concrete repair.

Just like with standard cold patch repairs, you begin with the process above by cleaning out the pothole and pouring the material into the hole. What’s different is that you would then pour water over the patching material and leave it alone to let it sink into the material.

The water then activates the rapid curing mechanism in the patching material. The final step is the same as outlined above, pressing down on the material to make it even with the road surface.

The next time you need parking lot paving in Montgomery County, MD, trust Maryland Asphalt LLC to do the job right the first time. We provide a durable paved surface that looks great and will last for years to come. Our team offers cost-effective solutions for residential and commercial properties of all sizes and types. We have the experience and expertise to handle all your asphalt paving jobs, from ground preparation through striping and marking.

On every job, we deliver a surface that’s foundationally stable, perfectly graded, beautifully finished and properly marked. Then we even provide sealcoating to protect your asphalt and ensure it stands the test of time and the elements. Don’t wait to fix that pothole or repair your parking lot—reach out to us today at 240-745-2344 to schedule your free estimate. We look forward to assisting you!

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