Asphalt patches are a standard solution for repairing damaged or deteriorating asphalt pavement. They are used to restore the functionality and safety of the pavement and prevent further damage and deterioration.
Asphalt patches typically involve cutting out the damaged area of the pavement and replacing it with new asphalt. The new asphalt is compacted and smoothed to ensure a seamless repair. Depending on the size and location of the patch, different techniques and materials may be used.
One of the most common types of asphalt patches is the cold patch, made from a mixture of asphalt and cold-mixing additives. Hard patches are relatively easy to apply and can quickly repair small to medium-sized potholes and other damage.
For larger or more complex patches, hot-mix asphalt may be used. This involves heating the asphalt mixture to a high temperature before applying it to the damaged area. Hot-mix patches are generally more durable and long-lasting than cold patches but require more time and resources.
Generally, asphalt patches should be applied as soon as possible after damage is discovered to prevent further deterioration and ensure the longevity of the repair. Proper installation and maintenance of patches can help extend the life of asphalt pavement and keep roads and other surfaces safe and functional.