Permanent Asphalt Paving Repair Solutions with Paver Patch for Asphalt
When utility companies and municipalities make cuts in blacktop asphalt pavement for alterations or repairs, the asphalt repair has traditionally been re-patched with more asphalt or “cold patch”. It’s the same for paving companies that patch asphalt pavement with severely deteriorated areas and potholes prior to parking lot sealcoating. This process has become increasingly expensive due to the rising cost of asphalt and the amount of equipment and time required for the asphalt repair. The other problem with this method is that the asphalt patch, by its nature, is weaker than the surrounding blacktop thereby weakening the entire asphalt pavement and accelerating the rate of failure.
Trending economic and environmental conditions have created a demand for asphalt contractors to provide alternatives to patch asphalt.
- Because of rising petroleum costs and improvements in the oil refining process, Asphalt oil, the main component in asphalt paving, went from a by-product to a commodity. The skyrocketing price of asphalt has dramatically increased the cost to patch asphalt.
- Economic conditions have left communities and municipalities with greatly reduced budgets and manpower for expensive and labor intensive asphalt patching of its residential streets and maintenance of blacktop parking lots.
- Asphalt has a short life span and requires a lot of petroleum based maintenance to patch asphalt, seal coat and for crack filling. Although you can recycle asphalt from utility cuts, huge stockpiles of reclaimed asphalt exist representing supplies that will last decades.
Paver Patch for Asphalt is an Innovative Alternative to Expensive and Wasteful Asphalt Patching
Paver Patch for Asphalt is made from vehicular grade, interlocking concrete pavers that are supplied as kits including all the required pre-cut paver product and pre-measured material including geo-fabric and a perimeter pavement caulking.
When asphalt pavement in streets is cut and removed to allow for utility repairs or alterations, the process to patch asphalt with more asphalt can be expensive and wasteful. In many cases, utility crews install temporary cold patch asphalt and another asphalt patching crew returns to install a permanent asphalt patch. When there is a problem with the utility repair, such as a water leak, this wasteful asphalt repair process is repeated.
Engineering studies also show that utility cuts made in a street or roadway weakens the entire asphalt pavement accelerating the rate at which the asphalt paving will fail require costly resurfacing.
Paver Patch for Asphalt is far stronger than the surrounding asphalt paving and will reinforce the patched areas, extending the lifespan of the entire asphalt pavement. Paver Patches can be installed at a lower cost than asphalt patching and provides the ability to inexpensively remove and reinstall the Paver Patches if additional repairs are necessary. Other economic and environmental benefits include lower transportation and equipment costs, less traffic disruption and the ability to reuse the pavers salvaged from patches when a street is repaved.
The main concern that asphalt contractors and municipalities have when considering asphalt patching with Paver Patch is the appearance. However, after comparing the Paver Patch to an asphalt patch repair, most people agree that the Paver Patch actually looks much better.
An asphalt patch is often much darker than the surrounding asphalt pavement and has visible saw cut lines. After several months, the asphalt patch may look worse having settled with cracks radiating out from the corners.