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Potholes are not only inconvenient, but can also be damaging to your driveway, road, or parking lot. Potholes are truly the biggest enemy of all roadways! They seem to appear instantly with no warning and can be complicated to repair. Without repair, those traveling on your property could damage their vehicles, resulting in higher expenses for you, as the owner.

When it comes to pothole repair, there are a few different options to choose from.

  1. Throw and roll: This type of repair is the most popular but doesn’t really get the job done. It is a simple “fix,” that is easy to perform, but it is not permanent. A shovel is used to toss the materials into the pothole. It is compacted as cars run over it. More durable methods will need to be used to really repair the issue, but this method can “fix on the fly.”
  2. Spray Injection: Equipment is needed for this method, and the results are semi-permanent. Debris and water are taken out of the hole with a blower, and then the pothole is sprayed with a binding agent. Aggregate and asphalt are then blown into the pothole, and topped with an additional later of aggregate. Compaction is done by cars going over the area.
  3. Full Depth Hole Replacement: This is the most effective form of repair and also the most complicated. It is best to leave this tactic to the professionals. Old asphalt is used to repair asphalt that has become worn over time. The old asphalt is broken down and then mixed with cement and water. Then it is compacted down to create a base for an asphalt or concrete surface. The old pothole is completely taken out and replaced with new pavement.
  4. Hot Work Repair: This method is durable and permanent. Machinery is used to heat and compress the asphalt. When it cools, it is hardened to match the other asphalt in the area. 
  5. Throw and Roll: This is the most remedial method for repairing a pothole and is also the one that fails the most. Asphalt patching material is placed in the pothole, and a tractor or bulldozer runs over it in order to compact the material. It is a quick method to fill a hole, but a more durable method will be needed in the near future.
  6. Semi-permanent Repair: This method is one of the most effective methods. Debris and water are removed from the hole, and the sides of the pothole are cut. This trims the area back, so the patch solution can be poured into a sound area The patch is then compacted with a roller. 
  7. Edge Seal: The “throw and roll” technique is applied, and then asphalt tack ribbon is used along the edges. To prevent the tack from sticking to car tires sand should be applied over it.
  8. Cold Lay Repair: Cold-lay material is applied in layers over the pothole. Vehicles can drive over the material immediately after the repair, and it gives the area a new durable surface.

No matter what method is used, it is necessary to take care of potholes as soon as they are noticed. If left alone, potholes will get bigger over time. This makes the area dangerous, less aesthetically pleasing, and more apt to cause damage to vehicles.

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If you have potholes, we can definitely help! Contact us today. We are Nashville’s most respected pavement solutions company. We offer customized solutions and the best bids to meet all of your parking lot maintenance, asphalt maintenance, asphalt seal coating, and pothole repair needs. We are ready and willing to assist you!


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