Why Is Pothole Repair Important?

Pothole repair is an important  — if not the most important — area of road and highway repair. 

Councils in England and Wales reported a frightening 1.7 million potholes in the 2020-2021 year. Not only was this an increase of 200,000 over the previous year, it represents an increase of 100% over the previous decade. 

The typical damage from impacting a pothole can include cracks (in both the windows and the windscreen), buckled wheels, lumps in tyres, cracked alloys, as well as problems with the tracking and wheel balancing.  

As well as this damage, broken suspension springs and damaged shock absorbers can occur from driving over a pothole. This level of potential damage makes potholes can be a real nightmare for drivers and pothole repair an absolute necessity. 

The cause of potholes is simple: a combination of wet weather conditions and increased traffic. What starts as a small defect or crack in the road surface allows water to penetrate. During cold weather, the water freezes and expands to form a cavity. As more water settles in the hole, the hole expands. This situation only gets worse when combined with daily road use.

A reported repair bill for UK motorists running into £684 million during 2015, which has no doubt increased since it is time for an efficient and innovative highway repair solution. 

Pothole Repair Solutions from BituChem

Our surface technology has been developed for speedy, safe, and effective pothole repair and road maintenance. 

This innovative highway emulsion is used in collaboration with our partner’s mobile patch repair systems. It is ideal for planned and emergency pothole repair to the carriageway. All highway repair work is carried out by the operative from the cab of the truck. Using an adjustable boom extending from the front of the vehicle which greatly improves safety.

We can either supply your contractor with the specialist materials for pothole repair or the BituChem Contracting Team can carry out the necessary highway maintenance ourselves.

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Discover more about our materials and systems for road repairs by getting in touch with us today.

AirPatch Pothole Repairs

An engineered sprayed application.

  • Repairs potholes and other surface deformations
  • Engineered for durable highway repairs
  • Polymer modified surface treatment
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EasyPatch Highway Repairs

A cost effective manual process for pothole repair.

  • Repairs potholes and other surface deformations
  • Polymer modified road emulsion

DragonPatch Pothole Repair

An engineered application for use with ‘The Dragon’

  • Repairs potholes and other surface deformations
  • Engineered for outstanding highway repairs
  • Polymer modified road surfacing

We also offer an un-modified version of these pothole repair products, contact us below for more details.

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