If you own a car park where cars are passing through continuously, it is almost impossible to avoid damaging the asphalt over time. Even though asphalt is designed to be durable and resistant, potholes are common in areas that see a lot of car traffic. Even at low speeds, potholes can be created within the asphalt. Potholes need to be repaired quickly because they will only become larger over time and can eventually become a hazard that can cause vehicle damage.
Before you begin repairing the asphalt potholes in your car park, it is important to know of the most helpful repair tips that are designed to make the process simpler.
The first thing that you need to do when you are repairing asphalt potholes is to prep the area where the pothole is present. This means that you need to make sure that all the loose pieces of the asphalt are removed from the hole. These pieces might be inside the pothole, but they might also be loose on the edge of the hole.
If you take a stiff brush, you should be able to remove all the loose particles that exist and clean the entire area. If there are oil spots that are present on or around the hole, these will also need to be removed. This can be done using a scraper and a propane torch. This allows you to heat the asphalt and scrape away the oil.
You can then apply a primer to the inside of the pothole. It is possible to use a traditional paintbrush for applying the primer. It is best to use a primer because the asphalt will typically be cold and you want to make sure that the patch will stay in place. This is much easier to achieve if you apply a primer beforehand.
Once the primer is dry, you can then apply a cold patch asphalt mixture into the pothole to cover the entire depth of the hole. Make sure that you are tamping down the asphalt with each layer that you apply to ensure that it is compact and fills the hole completely.
Once you have applied the cold patch to fill the pothole, you will then need to seal it. A seal is important because it will act as a barrier to moisture and will keep a pothole from reforming. Make sure that the pothole has time to cure before you apply the seal.Share