Pothole Patching: Semi-Permanent Repair

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: 

  1. Completely remove water and debris from the pothole
  2. Square the area so it forms one big square
  3. Again, remove all debris from the area
  4. Compact the repaired area
  5. 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. 


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