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How are potholes repaired?

Any driver will tell you how irritating potholes can be – but they actually also pose a danger to vehicles. 

If you manage or own a private car park or road, it’s important to keep your surfaces safe, even and driveable for users. In this article, we’ll take a look at why potholes are dangerous and explain a tried and trusted method of pothole repair we use here at Landmark. 

Why are potholes dangerous? 

Potholes are both annoying and potentially harmful to vehicles and passengers. Here are some pothole hazards you might not be aware of: 

  • Everyone knows how important tyre health is to road safety and fuel economy. Cars with low tyre pressure may come off worse from driving over a pothole, and could experience bulges on the sidewheel, dents on the wheel itself or even punctures. 
  • If a car hits potholes with frequency, over time this can throw the wheel alignment off balance, resulting in uneven tyre tread, decreased fuel economy and reduced driving comfort. 
  • Vehicles swerving to avoid a pothole can also increase the risk of accidents happening. 
  • If potholes are severe enough, the jolt of driving over them can result in a car coming off-track or even cause injury to passengers. 

So, now let’s answer the question: how are potholes fixed? 

How are potholes repaired? 

Wondering how potholes are repaired? There are many types of techniques to repair potholes, but two common methods for repairing potholes are: cold patch repair and hot asphalt repair.

One reliable technique for repairing potholes is using Roadpatch – a technique used by the specialist team here at Landmark Road Lining. Let’s take a look at how Roadpatch is used. 

What is Roadpatch? 

Roadpatch is a hot-applied pothole repair product, which is suited to a variety of applications including: 

  • Potholes
  • Road defects
  • Trenches
  • As a pre-surface dressing repair for asphalt surfaces
  • Repair of areas around drains or ironworks 

It has the flexibility of being used on defects of varying depths and also on all classes of highway. Depending on temperature factors, it can usually be driven over within 15 – 30 minutes of being laid, making it a fast-acting and convenient option for roads. 

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What are the benefits of Roadpatch? 

  • Rapid application time 
  • Quick curing time
  • Application is unaffected by seasons 
  • Economical 
  • Impervious 
  • Compatible with flexible road surfaces 

A final tip 

It’s wise to get professionals on board who can also offer relining of your surfacing once the repair is finished – that way, all tasks are completed by one company, rather than getting several different companies on board. 

Searching for responsive pothole repair anywhere in the UK? Look no further than Landmark Road Lining. Available 24/7, our team arrives promptly at your site to perform both temporary or permanent pothole repairs. We can also lay road markings and lines once the repair is completed. Find out more – get in touch with our friendly team today. 

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