Patching is an asphalt repair that helps correct issues with the top 1-2 inches of blacktop surface. Asphalt patching requires that the base be uncompromised to be successful. When blacktop patching is an option, larger areas will be cut out and filled in with new aggregate. Some smaller issues and potholes can just be cleaned out and filled in without needing to be cut.
Asphalt patching is usually a viable solution when you're experiencing one of the following issues: poor surface draining, small potholes, or are looking for a more cost-effective short term solution to asphalt resurfacing or completely repaving the area. In certain situations where the potholes may be too large, the cracking is too extensive, or there is an issue with the base material, patching may not be a viable option and the entire section may need to be removed and replaced. Following the winter months, many homes and business may be in need of pothole repair, this is a repair that you don't want to let go for long without addressing. The longer you wait, the more extensive the asphalt repair may be.
When deciding that patching is the correct approach, there are multiple different methods.
FREE INSTANT QUOTE
- The throw-and-roll method is used in the winter or when adverse weather makes it impossible to perform a longer-term fix. Liquid asphalt is piped into the hole, and it begins to set as soon as it reacts with the air.
- Semi-permanent patching is a longer-term solution but requires more prep works and less inclement weather conditions. Debris is first removed from the area, and then the area to be patched is cut back before the hole is filled with patch mix and compacted with a roller.
- The spray injection method is similar to semi-permanent patching. The patching mix is injected into the hole under high pressure and does not require to be rolled or compacted. This repair can also happen in adverse weather conditions.
- Full-depth patching is the most permanent of the repair methods listed. For this repair, the afflicted area is excavated to a depth of 4 inches and a foot into the neighboring asphalt to provide more support.
To learn more about these patching techniques, and to determine which is right for your project, fill out the form above or call (614) 699-5512 today. Columbus Asphalt Services is standing by to estimate your specific asphalt patching project!
If you are in need of a reliable asphalt paving contractor, customers across Ohio including those in Columbus, Westerville, Dublin, Gahanna, Hilliard, New Albany, Powell, Worthington, Bexley, Reynoldsburg, Grove City, and Upper Arlington areas trust Columbus Asphalt Services to provide expert, professional asphalt paving service.