How to Use a Pot Hole Filler

If left untreated, potholes can lead to wider areas of pavement failure and pose a danger to vehicles. Filling pot holes quickly and permanently is an inexpensive solution that can greatly improve the lifespan of your asphalt pavement.

The first step to a long-lasting and effective pot hole filler is to make sure that the area is clean of any dirt, debris or broken pieces of pavement. It is also important to remove any oil or fuel stains that may be present as these can eat away at the asphalt and weaken it.

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Once the area is clean, it is time to take out your pothole filler and start filling the void. It is important to apply a layer at a time and compact each layer as you go. This helps to ensure that the patch is dense and will be able to withstand vehicle traffic and other elements such as rainwater.

For a permanent fix, you should use a cold patch such as PatchMaster which is easy to work with and can be applied without removing the old asphalt. It is also recommended that the area is thoroughly compacted using a hand tamper or even car tires to give an even, level compacted surface.

It is also a good idea to use an over-banding tape such as Instaband Eco to prevent water ingress and help the pothole filler last longer. For larger jobs, we recommend hiring a contractor with a wacker plate or petrol-powered compactor to fully compact the uncured tarmac and ensure that it is not uneven or lumpy.