How Do I repair a pothole using cold mix asphalt
It is easy to use and requires no special equipment other than a spade and something to compact the cold asphalt.The unique formulation of Bitumend Coldmix enables this cold mix asphalt to “go off” or start to set when it is compacted and exposed to the air(outside the sealed bag).
- Clean the hole of any debris and remove any loose pieces around the hole (and if possible give yourself a vertical edge around the hole for the Bitumend Coldmix to butt up against – it lengthens the life of the repair)
- Fill the hole with Bitumend Coldmix
- Crowning – Make middle slightly higher than the sides – this is called crowning – depending on the size of the repair give yourself a 5-10cm crown – this counteracts the subsidence caused by compacting
- Compact – A compactor is recommended for larger holes. Driving back and forth over it in a vehicle(eg 4×4) is also very effective.You can also use timber posts to compact the Cold mix on smaller holes .
Precautions: Recommend using gloves and avoid contact with the skin.