West Midlands roads are kept moving with Ultracrete Permanent Pothole Repair

With the latest bad weather across the United Kingdom almost every council has been affected with the severe snow and frost. During the winter months, roads are particularly affected by the continual cycle of warming and cooling, known as “freeze-thaw”.

Freeze thaw damage on tarmac typically occurs when water, pooled in cracks and damage in the tarmac’s surface, expands when temperatures fall below zero degrees and cause the tarmac to break up further. This cycle continues night by night, gradually creating potholes and in some cases more significant larger scale break down of the tarmac surface.

Speedy interventions can prevent small-scale failures in tarmac becoming much worse and more costly. With roads becoming more congested and more heavily used each year, the problem with potholes is not likely to go away in the near future and with recent estimates suggesting that at least £15 billion of extra investment is required to bring the UK’s roads up to a reasonable state of repair, it will no doubt be a problem which continues to blight road users for the foreseeable future.

For many years, the only solutions to repair potholes were either ineffective as a long term repair, or extremely costly (involving cutting out large patches of roadway and reinstating with hot tarmac). This is no longer the case. Instarmac’s Permanent Pothole Repair, Instant Road Repair and SCJ cold joint spray tack coat are a quick, cost effective and convenient 25kg tubs.

Dudley Council’s Street Care Express Highway Teams in Dudley Borough have been doing an excellent job at overcoming the “freeze-thaw” effected roads and are repairing potholes with Ultracrete’s Permanent Pothole Repair, even in temperatures as low as -3°C.

Ultracrete Permanent Pothole Repair (PPR) is a suitable solution for roads, pavements, driveways and car parks where potholes need filling. The product can be trafficked instantly in wet, freezing and hot conditions whilist at the same time is compatible with the existing road surface.

Permanent Pothole Repair is a particularly pliable material when compared to other tubbed or bagged tarmacs available. This makes using the product extremely user friendly and helps to ensure it is useable on even the coolest of days.

Beat the freeze thaw damage with Instarmac

A simple 4-step application method:

  1. Ensure pothole is free of debris and standing water,
  2. Apply Ultracrete SCJ spray sealant to pothole edges,
  3. Apply the Instant Road Repair or Permanent Pothole Repair slightly proud of the pothole,
  4. Compact with a hand tamper.

This very simple application provides any contractor with a quick and effective way of repairing potholes.

Packed in 25kg contractor friendly plastic containers that are recyclable, contractors have a quality product that can be applied immediately – helping towards reducing the amount of potential damage claims as well as providing an environmental solution when signing up for Instarmac’s free Plastic Containers Recycling Scheme.

For further information on Ultracrete Permanent Pothole Repair (PPR), Instant Road Repair, SCJ or other products from the Ultracrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants, why not have a look at our website, where you will find plenty of further information and special offers.

If you already use Instarmac’s Permanent Pothole Repair, Instant Road Repair and SCJ, then you will already know how good it is and we have some superb offers which you may be interested in, including a free box of SCJ when you buy a pallet of either Permanent Pothole Repair or Instant Road Repair, a free disc cutter if you buy 5 pallets or a free plate compacter when you buy 10 pallets! Click here to visit our shop.