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Fixing Roads in the Winter With Cold Mix Asphalt

Fixing Roads in the Winter With Cold Mix Asphalt
Cold mix asphalt is an excellent temporary fix for potholes, particularly in the winter, when spreading other types of asphalt is not feasible. Here are a few reasons why you should consider cold mix asphalt for your next repair project.

We have discussed the benefits of different types of asphalt in previous blogs, with much emphasis placed on warm mix asphalt. While warm mix is widely considered to be one of the most efficient types of pavement, cold mix asphalt has a distinct advantage when executing winter pavement repairs. This material is an excellent temporary fix for potholes, particularly in the winter, when spreading other types of pavement is not feasible. Here are a few reasons why you should consider cold mix asphalt for your next repair project.

Cold Mix Asphalt is Ideal for Winter Repairs

Unlike warm mix and hot mix, cold mix asphalt is an excellent solution for cold-weather applications. It is made of aggregate and a bitumen binder that is specially formulated to be mixed and cured without heat. Because of this, it has an exceptionally long cure time and shelf life, making it an easy material to work with. Since it can be spread at a much lower temperature, this compound can be used both in colder weather and in more remote areas that may be too far from asphalt plants for heated methods to be effective. 

Patch Potholes While They Are Small

Rather than waiting for warm weather to make repairs, consider using cold pavement formulas to create temporary patches. These temporary repairs can help prevent your potholes and cracks from becoming larger and requiring more expensive work. Projects using warm or hot mix asphalt must be postponed until temperatures rise to a suitable level. During the winter in Maryland, this can take quite a while. By using cold mix asphalt, you can address imperfections in your surfaces promptly, before they get worse or cause accidents or injuries. 

Cold Mix Asphalt Creates a Durable (Temporary) Repair

Although cold mix asphalt can be used in a broader range of temperatures, the downside is that it is often more suited to temporary patches than long-term repair. The same characteristics that make it less likely to set prematurely in cold conditions make it a less permanent solution for road repair. However, many available formulas are flexible, durable, and resistant to damage from winter’s freeze-thaw cycles. If your road, parking lot, or other pavement surface is riddled with cracks or potholes, consider patching it this winter. Once spring hits, you can make more permanent repairs with a warm mix formula.

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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