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When to Use Cold Mix and Hot Mix Asphalt to Fix Potholes

 

pothole damage

Weather can do some intense damage on roads and driveways. Now is the time to do repairs.

Storm Jonas left a huge impact on Maryland roadways this winter. Snow, ice, deicing chemicals, and snow plows put major wear and tear on roads. The edges of roads can be unintentionally scraped away by snow plows. Water that pools inside cracks in the pavement can also expand and create potholes. These hazardous driving conditions left over from winter storms should be treated as soon as possible. Pothole repairs require the use of either warm mix or cold mix asphalt. But when do you use these two different types of asphalt?

When to Use Cold Mix Asphalt

If you are repairing potholes in the winter, you probably want to use cold mix asphalt. The reason for this is because cold mix asphalt is more manageable in the already cold weather of winter. It doesn’t need to be mixed, heated, or prepared in any special way before applying to a pothole. It also doesn’t require any kind of special tools or equipment to lay it down. Cold mix asphalt is simply shoveled onto the pothole and smoothed over with a hand tool. Cold mix asphalt doesn’t suffer any effects from the cold temperatures of winter, which makes it a great type of asphalt to use now. However, cold mix asphalt is not a permanent solution. As soon as the weather permits, you should replace a cold mix asphalt fix with a permanent warm mix asphalt fix.

When to Use Warm Mix Asphalt

Warm mix asphalt is an eco-friendly option that is great to use during the warm parts of the spring, summer, and fall months. There is also a hot mix asphalt, but warm mix is generally preferred, since it doesn’t take as much energy to produce. The major difference between cold mix asphalt and warm mix asphalt is that warm mix asphalt is a more permanent solution to potholes than cold mix asphalt.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA