Cold Patching For Emergency Fixes For Potholes

Asphalt Patching: Cold Patch vs. Hot Mix

Learn more about cold patching for emergency fixes!

Winter isn’t over just yet! While spring is just around the corner, potholes repair shouldn’t wait until the new season. Waiting too long to fix cracks or potholes in your pavement will only lead to further damages, so property managers should take care of the problem as soon as possible. If your parking lot needs quick emergency fixes for potholes made in winter, cold patching is your answer.

What Is Cold Patching?

Cold patching is done with cold asphalt during the winter months when thaw and freeze cycles accelerate water intrusion. It’s important to note that emergency cold patching is usually considered a temporary repair for potholes until a more permanent repair can be installed when the weather gets warmer.

Year-round Fixes

While potholes can develop at any time of the year, they happen more frequently in the winter months, due to the freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. In the past, pothole repair was only done in the spring and summer, as the hot asphalt was poured onto the cracks or potholes, then smoothed and flattened with heavy equipment and a roller. This technique can’t be done in the winter, as the weather conditions are not right for the use of hot asphalt. Cold tar patching is different, however, and can be used at any time of the year.

Calling A Professional

While it’s possible to apply a cold asphalt patch yourself, you may not want to take the chance of further damaging your parking lot. Also, if your parking lot is full of multiple cracks, potholes, and other damages, calling a professional such as PTG Enterprises is the most cost-effective option for your business.

Pavement Maintenance You Can Trust from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your asphalt and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your sealcoating and asphalt maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, masonry, asphalt installation, repair, and paving throughout Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and P.G. Counties. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 636-8777. For more tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Flickr.

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