If you have any questions or require Mr Pothole services to repair your driveway or damaged bitumen or concrete, contact us today.
What is a pothole?
A depression or hollow in an asphalt surface, caused by wear or sinking of underlying sand/roadbase. A typical pothole size is that of a dinner plate. Anything larger will fall into definition of a “patch”.
How to repair bitumen driveway potholes?
Potholes on a driveway can be fixed:
- By asphalt patching or pothole repair (see diagrams in our Gallery)
- Driveway resurface (remove the old surface and re-lay asphalt)
- Driveway re-sheet (lay asphalt over the top of existing surface)
The team at Mr Pothole can advise on the best repair for you, depending on the severity of damage and your budget.
How to patch potholes in asphalt?
The most common repairs are:
- Overlap pothole patch – asphalt laid to cover worn edges.
- Cut Out – damaged area is cut out and new asphalt laid within the cut to finish level.
- Infill (or Butt-fill) pothole repair – damaged area is laid with new asphalt to finish level.
The type of pothole repair Mr Pothole will complete will depend on the severity of damage and your budget (see diagrams in our Gallery for visual explanation of above 3 repairs).
For any questions on our asphalt driveways repair or if you require bitumen patching or pothole repair services, contact Mr Pothole today!
Why is new asphalt a different colour to the existing surface?
Your existing asphalt surface has weathered over time as a result of exposure to the elements and vehicle traffic, and as a result has a faded appearance when compared to freshly laid asphalt. Just as paint and fabrics fade over time, your new asphalt will as well.
How long after my asphalt driveway repair until I can drive on it?
You can drive on your new asphalt straight away! Where required, Mr Pothole will use yellow sand to assist in binding and protecting the surface.
Please note, internal forklifts have solid rubber wheels designed for use on concrete pads only. Using an internal forklift on asphalt surfaces will cause damage, and new asphalt is most vulnerable to these type of wheels.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BITUMEN AND ASPHALT?
Bitumen and asphalt are terms sometimes used interchangeably within our industry, however there is a difference. Bitumen is the tar-like material used in the repair process and asphalt is used to describe the final product. Asphalt can also be referred to as tarmac or pavement.
CAN I REUSE MY ROAD BASE TO REDUCE COST?
Our qualified staff will assess the sustainability of any existing roadbase, re-use and re-compact where possible, before completing bitumen repair.
If there is too much sand or other debris mixed in with existing roadbase, it will be boxed out and new roadbase will be added. This is to create the most solid foundation and ensure the longevity of your asphalt and bitumen driveway or repairs in Perth.
If you are unsure, Mr Pothole are happy to provide a site inspected free quote to assess prior to bitumen/asphalt repairs being completed.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN AN ASPHALT REPAIR?
Bitumen is mixed with binders, rock, sand, and various additives. It is laid while hot and sticky, and then compacted. The final product is called bitumen or asphalt.
Other key materials used to complete asphalt repairs, include roadbase and emulsion. Roadbase is used to create a solid foundation for the bitumen to be laid on. Emulsion is the ‘sticky’ component that binds the bitumen to the roadbase.
HOW MUCH DO ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS IN PERTH COST?
Cost will be determined based on the size of your asphalt driveway, the degree of damage, the condition of the foundation level (roadbase), the colour of the bitumen, and the thickness of the asphalt required. In addition, cost will vary depending on whether your asphalt driveway needs repair (and the degree of damage to be repaired) or whether you want to install an entirely new asphalt driveway.
Mr Pothole has standard pricing which will be customised depending on the above. To get an accurate indication of what your asphalt driveways going to cost we are happy to visit your home and provide a no obligation free quote.
HOW MUCH DO BITUMEN DRIVEWAYS IN PERTH COST?
There is no set price for bitumen driveway repairs. Cost will depend on the type of asphalt repair, the size of the area to be repaired, the condition of the existing bitumen, and the colour and thickness of new bitumen required. To receive a more accurate idea of how much your bitumen driveways going to cost, Mr Pothole can visit your home or office to provide a no obligation free quote.
WHAT IS ASPHALT CRAZING?
Crazing is when bitumen or asphalt has a shattered appearance. It can be caused by the foundation/base level that expands and contracts, causing the top level of bitumen or asphalt to also move and therefore shatter.
Crazing can also be caused by repetitive wear, such as heavy trucks turning their wheels on the asphalt surface.
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