Hot Mix Patching

Hot Mix Patching

How potholes form

* Constant pounding of traffic weakens the pavement,eventually forming cracks.
* Water seeps into cracks and pits in the pavement, eventually reaching the sub-base.
* Water freezes and expands at night, pushing up the cracked pavement.
* When the ice melts, it leaves a hole between the pavement and the sub-base.
* Vehicles travelling over the hole break the edges of the damaged pavement, creating a pothole.

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How are potholes repaired?

Bain Paving repairs potholes with a “hot mix” asphalt patch. A “hot mix” asphalt patch requires a temperature of at least 40 degrees F to properly adhere to the edges of the pavement. Some companies may offer a “cold mix” patch but this is only a temporary measure and will still require a long term patch “hot mix” patch. The temporary nature of “cold mix” patches makes it hard to stand by the work and therefore isn’t offered by Bain Paving.

Give Bain Paving a call for a free estimate and consultation for getting your potholes repaired the right way, the first time!