Potholes and Patching

//Potholes and Patching

What you need to know – Potholes for short durations can be ignored, however if left unattended they can have a costly financial impact on the public citizenry, creating trip-hazards, risk to pedestrians, not to talk about damages to vehicles on impact. It also reduces the value and appreciation of properties.


Cosmetic Repair
Carrying out cosmetic repairs to pavement failures such as Potholes is for those that have an urgent requirement and is a viable stopgap to immediately make the area safe. Particularly in areas such as footpaths and car parks, where there is an increased risk of harm to users. Cosmetic repairs may seem to be a cost-effective solution however, as the name suggests, it is a superficial repair by way of filling the hole with new Asphalt. This emergency repair should be viewed as a short-term solution, the cause will not have been addressed and Potholes may quickly reoccur.

Permanent Repair
Carrying out permanent repairs to pavement failures such as Potholes is for those that require the pavement to be repaired for the long term. And the cause should be addressed in-order-to prevent it from returning in the Asphalt surface. Carrying out remedial patching and repairs to localised failures, although a more comprehensive repair, will prolong further damage and can be a relatively quick process.

It is worth noting, in most circumstances, both types of Asphalt repairs and minor Asphalt patching maintenance works can be carried out within a matter of hours, with minimal disruption and can be trafficable almost immediately following completion of works.