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Will American Road Patch hold-up against a snow plow?

American Road Patch has been installed on pavements throughout the US, performing through multiple seasons, freeze-thaw cycles, ice, and snow. When specific guidelines and instructions are followed, we have not seen snow plows dislodge the patches. American Road Patch is not indestructible but is incredibly durable when applied properly.

What specialty equipment or training is required for installation?

There is no specialized equipment required to install American Road Patch and no specific training needed. Application instructions are available with each roll.

What is the recommended type of pothole fill material?

American Road Patch works well with hot asphalt and all types of cold patch products.

Can American Road Patch be installed in snow or rain?

American Road Patch should not be installed in rain, snow or icy conditions as the pavement surface needs to be clean and dry for proper adhesion

How long must the roadway be closed after installation of American Road Patch?

The roadway can be opened to traffic immediately after installation. Traffic enhances the embedment of American Road Patch because it is designed to become part of the pavement

Does the “fill” material need to gas off ‘volatiles’ prior to placing an American Road Patch?

Gassing or the lack of gassing has no effect on American Road Patch itself.

What is the installation repair time required to fix a pothole with American Road Patch?

Repair time on average takes 10-20 minutes, depending on the type and size of the repair

Is American Road Patch available in different “colors” for different types/ages of asphalt and or concrete?

Not at this time.

Are there concerns with friction and American Road Patch?

The synthetic aggregate surface of American Road Patch is similar to that of a traditional Chipseal surface treatment and provides adequate friction for traffic. The surface will wear similarly to that of a Chipseal surface and provide several years of wearing surface

Is American Road Patch available in narrower strip sizes for asphalt crack repairs?

Not at this time.

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