UltraCrete Instant Road Repair Red 6mm
UltraCrete Instant Road Repair RED is a 6mm grade cold-lay tarmac and pothole repair that comes into a handy tub, which is ideal for permanent repairs to roads, driveways, cushions and ramps, bus lanes, cycle tracks, bus stops and colour coded car parking. IRR RED has been HAPAS approved since 2002 (which means it has been given the seal of approval by the Highways Accreditation Product Approval Scheme) and offers a first time permanent pothole repair which can be instantly driven over, causing minimal disruption to pedestrians and motorists.
UltraCrete Instant Road Repair 6mm RED includes fully graded, high PSV interlocking aggregate, which has a high skid resistance – as well as containing specially formulated bitumen, containing polymers and flexibilisers. IRR RED also forms part of the UltraCrete HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System, and is ideal for use as a PCSM in accordance with Appendix A2.4 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1999: Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH), Third Edition, April 2010
Technical info on Instant Road Repair RED
- Suitable for planned and reactive repairs
- Can be used in all weathers
- Use with SCJ Seal and Tack spray for a permanent repair
- Depth: 15- 100mm
- Resealable tubs – no waste (also available in a foil wrapped bags please request).
- Satisfactory for use as a PCSM in accordance with Appendix A2.4 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 : Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH)
- Size: 25kg resealable bucket
- Shelf Life: 6 months from date of manufacture in sealed units. Once opened, all material should be used up. (DOM usually found on the lid or side of tub or bag for queries please call 0330 122 1025).
- IRR RED can be used from 5° rising, and should not be used above 25°
What is red Tarmac and why is it used?
Instant Road Repair is a red asphalt, the same as standard black variety of bitumen just a differing colour. Red tarmac is usually used in a demarcation areas, to show bus lanes, cycle lanes or particular areas of attention on a carriageways, such as intersections or potential conflict areas. Homeowners may also opt for red tarmac on their driveways. And red macadam is also used in car parks for traffic management and marking-out designated parking bays.
What is Red Tarmac used for?
Generally red tarmac is applied in areas to dissuade traffic from using certain sections of the road. In a nutshell, Instant Road Repair Red is used on transport routes for:
- Traffic calming
- Road markings
- Hard shoulders on motorways and dual carriageways
- Mini roundabouts
- Bus lanes
- Cycle tracks
How long does Instant Road Repair Red last?
As long as IRR Red 6mm is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it provides a permanent pothole repair material that will last for years.
How long will Instant Road Repair Red take to set?
Instant Road Repair sets immediately upon compaction, so once the repair has been reinstated and tamped down, it will be instantly trafficable.
Does Instant Road Repair Red, or red tarmac fade?
Red tarmac is an incredibly durable and resilient pothole repair material, that does not fade.
What is the Shelf Life for Instant Road Repair Red?
Shelf life in correct conditions for sealed goods is 6 months, stored away from damp and drafts.
Why is my Instant Road Repair Red firm in the bag?
Instant Road Repair may feel a little stiff & firm to the touch, but this doesn’t mean that the material is unusable or has ‘gone off’. The IRR Red pothole repair can sometimes appear firm in the bag or tub, and this can be due to how it has been stored – if stored at the base of a pallet, or how long it has been kept. However the majority of the time it just requires a little light pressure to reactivate the binder within the tarmac to soften it up.
How do I soften up my Instant Road Repair Red?
Applying light pressure, with your knee or elbow to the edge of the Instant Road Repair bag (contained within the tub), will activate the binder in the mixture and will restore the material to its normal, pliable consistency. In particularly cold conditions, you may find that storing the material somewhere warm for 24 hours prior to use will soften the material in the bag or tub considerably.
What other colours and grades does pothole repair or cold-lay tarmac come in?
- Instant Road Repair 6mm tub | IRR 6mm bag
- Instant Road Repair 10mm tub | IRR 10mm bag
- Permanent Pothole Repair 3mm
- Permanent Pothole Repair Wet
- Tough Patch 6mm
We also recommend using a cold joint spray such as SCJ to create a water proof barrier on the inside surface of your reinstatement, SCJ Cold Joint Spray will also help with adhesion and bond strength.
Read more hints and tips on how to lay and repair red tarmac
For further information please read our pothole repair FAQs, or contact us on ☎️ 0330 122 1025