In the business of potholes, when the weather is coldest is actually when things really heat up.
We are talking heated emotions over damages to vehicles from potholes. And heated pressure on road crews and politicians. Sometimes, a hot asphalt mix is used to repair the potholes found in highways to fix them. But in the coldest environs, a temporary cold patch mix is more often used for pothole repair. Unfortunately, temporary cold patch mix often needs to be refilled just a week or two later.
“The problem with the cold patch material, it is a temporary fix,” said Doug Fischer, Anoka County (Minnesota) Highways Engineer, to a local newspaper. “On a high volume road, that may only last a couple of days. It seems like a pothole never gets fixed. [But] it gets fixed five or ten times.”Read More