Ask us about potholes!

  • What is a pothole?

    A pothole (sometimes called a kettle or chuckhole) is a type of disruption in the road surface. Potholes grow faster in cold regions due to low temperatures, as water expands when it freezes to form ice, and puts greater stress on an already cracked pavement or road. However, potholes are found anywhere in the world, including the tropics.

  • How do potholes appear?

    Most potholes are formed due to fatigue of the road surface. The pavement between fatigue cracks are worked loose and may eventually form a pothole. Poor drainage in the road bed is a frequent cause of this degradation. Heavy spring thaws, similary to poor drainage, can weakeb the base course, leading to crocodile cracking.

  • What is cold patch asphalt?

    Cold patch asphalt is a cold mix used for repair of damages in asphalt and concrete sirfaces. Traditional cold mixes normally contain up to 2% petroleum based solvents, about 4-6% bitumen binder, and 94-95% aggregates.

  • Why do you need solvents in cold patch asphalt?

    Traditional cold patch products are produced by dissolving the binder in diesel or another lighter fraction of petroleum prior to mixing with the aggregate. While in its dissolved state the asphalt is less viscous and the mix is easy to work and compact. After the mix is laid down, it hardens as the solvents are leaching or evaporating.

  • How much solvents does traditional cold patch asphalt contain?

    Each ton of cold patch asphalt contains as much as 20 litres of solvents, diesel or nafta. Thus, considerable quantities of solvents are normally polluting the air and ground through the potholes.

  • How can cold patch asphalt be environmentally friendly?

    We manufacture GreenPatch (Bond-X Green™) cold asphalt with reduced production temperatures. Biodegradable additives and softeners are used instead of petroleum-derived products. All additives are free from any hazzardous or toxic matters.

  • What is VOC?

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. VOCs in the air react with oxides of nitrogen and sunlight to form ozone. Ground level ozone is a highly reactive gas that according to EPA studies "affects the normal function of the lung in many healthy humans".