Product Comparison for Asphalt Pothole Repairs
UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Material is guaranteed to permanently repair potholes and outlast the surrounding pavement. When our cold mix asphalt pothole repair material is applied, aggregate and asphalt interlock, making the pothole repair stable enough for immediate traffic. The surface of the pothole patch will cure to the hardness of the surrounding pavement. UPM® mix below the surface will cure at a very slow rate, depending upon the depth of the patch. UPM® is the fast and practical solution for asphalt repair.
UPM® Mix vs. Other Asphalt Pothole Patch & Repair Products
Most other cold mix pothole repair products cure very quickly, causing the patch to be rigid and inflexible. Traffic loads, weather, and normal expansion and contraction will cause regular cold mix pothole patches to fail, as they cannot adhere to the change in roadway conditions. Simply put, the pothole patch material will not stay in the pothole.
However, the slow curing nature of UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Material allows the patch to move with the pavement during weathering, expansion, contraction, and load-bearing traffic. UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Material is engineered to continually “grab” and adhere to the walls and base of the pothole.
This flexibility of the material is why UNIQUE guarantees that UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Material will stay in the hole, unlike all other cold patch pothole repair products on the market.
The coverage rate of UNIQUE’s UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Material equals approximately 10 pounds per square foot at one-inch depth, so a five-foot square hole, one-inch deep, would use one 50-pound bag of UPM® mix. For anything deeper than two inches, we recommend installing UPM® mix in two-inch thick lifts or layers for the most effective pothole repair.