Tarmac | Supporting National Pothole Day 2021
Invest in Smarter Materials for fast permanent road repairs.
To support National Pothole Day 2021 Tarmac, the UK leader in highway surfacing materials is proud to launch their online guide to achieving permanent, long lasting road repairs.
No highways engineer needs to be told that potholes are one of the most persistent challenges for the industry, they are reminded every winter by road users and the media.
Although for many local authorities, it must seem like an endless struggle investing in smarter materials can help them win the battle, by saving time, increasing productivity and ensuring high quality, permanent repairs.
Tarmac’s online guide to pothole repair explains the options available and the advantages over conventional asphalt materials. It includes details of award-winning asphalts such as Ultipatch Sitemix, winner of Highways Industry Product of the Year in 2018. It also includes repair materials designed specifically to cure and harden more quickly in wet conditions, making them ideal for the British weather.
According to the last ALARM survey into the condition of our roads, the average cost of reactive pothole repairs in England and Wales was almost £70 compared to just over £38 for planned repairs.
The dramatic difference in the cost of reactive and planned repairs illustrates how critical preparation and productivity are in reducing the cost of repairs and getting the most from limited highways maintenance budgets.
Improving sustainability in highway maintenance
Over 300 local authorities declared a climate emergency in 2019 and made commitments to reducing their carbon emissions and making all of their activities more sustainable. Choosing the right material can help extend durability and pavement life, reduce the number of vehicle movements for delivery or collection, reduce fuel requirements for asphalt hotboxes and eliminate wasted material to help make pothole repair work more sustainable.
UK leaders in highway surfacing – ask the experts
Since Tarmac invented the modern road surface in 1902, they have been at the forefront of technological advances in asphalt materials. Today they are helping the industry to develop more sustainable construction solutions. They also have a network of Specialist Products advisors and Technical Product Support Managers, who can help you to select the right material for the job.
To access their online guide and for advice and technical support on pothole repairs, visit: https://tarmac.com/potholes/