|Temporary 'cold-patch' pothole repair|
Believe it or not this is the question of the year, the one most asked in 2016 of local councils in the UK.
What is the difference between a temporary and a permanent pothole repair?
A permanent repair requires a square or rectangular area cut clearing the damaged road surface around the pothole and giving the permanent repair clean straight sides.
The hole is cleaned out and painted with bituminous sealant before being filled with a hot bitumen-bound material which is raked and finally compacted.
A typical temporary pothole repair is a short-term 'quick-fix' measure, which involves uses 'a deferred set cold patch material' to fill and pad out the existing pothole until a more permanent repair can take place.
It is not normal to saw cut around a temporary pothole, so the irregular shape would immediately identify the type of repair.
On a public relations basis, it also visibly shows that councils are responding, even though the temporary repair isn't designed to withstand long term use, they can point to statistical data to suggest they are on top of the problem ......
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