The best-known pothole patching method is the semi-permanent repair method. It is more involved than the methods (throw & go and the throw & roll) discussed in the previous blog post. This method is typically used during the summer months when the weather is warmer.
Pothole Patching: Inside the Semi-Permanent Repair Method
Semi-permanent repair is the most time consuming of all the pothole patching methods. When using this method, these five steps should be followed:
- Completely remove water and debris from the pothole
- Square the area so it forms one big square
- Again, remove all debris from the area
- Compact the repaired area
- Open the area to traffic
This is the most time consuming method because of the steps, equipment, and man-power involved. However, the semi-permanent repair is the most reliable.
Pothole Patching: Compacting the Area
With the throw and roll method, a truck would be used to compact the repaired area. Here, a vibratory roller is recommended. It is better for compaction. Start in the middle of the surface with the roller and work your way to the edges.
In conclusion, the semi-permanent repair is one of the most reliable and popular pothole patching methods. Although it is time consuming, it is built-to-last.