Every year, property owners and managers are faced with repairing those ugly and hazardous potholes in their paved surfaces. There are several options, and just as many opinions, when it comes to properly repairing potholes.
The Federal Highway Administration has stated, “The goal of patching operations should be to place patches that last as long as the surrounding pavement.” How does one determine which repair method is best? According to the FHA, matching the repair methods to the specific factors of the pothole is the key to success. These factors include: hazard liability, timeliness of the repair, size of the pothole, condition of the surrounding pavement, moisture, budget limitations and how long the repair should last.