Cold Asphalt Guide
What is cold asphalt?
Cascadian Cold Asphalt is a high-quality, polymer-modified cold mix asphalt available in batch orders to builders, road repair municipalities, business owners, and for the first time, do-it-yourself homeowners.
Every driver is familiar with the annual spring and summer repaving ritual. The highwaymen bring out the heavy equipment and pour hot asphalt onto the street, roll it out and smooth over a newly paved section of road. Until recently that was the only way to repair potholes and damaged roads.
Cold asphalt changes everything. Cascadian Cold Asphalt is a relatively new product developed in 1995 through the introduction of new polymer technology and research into the manipulation of viscosity and material design, of the various components of an asphalt mix - Cascadian Cold Asphalt is soft and sticky out of the bag, but it quickly hardens after application and the end result is a pavement patch with better strength but similar properties to hot asphalt.
What makes cold asphalt the best road patch solution?
Cold patch, also known as cold mix or cold asphalt, was first recognized as a way to make road repairs quickly because it can be applied right from the container without heating. Cold asphalt also doesn’t require any special heavy rolling machines or special applicators as it can be shoveled or poured into a pothole or utility cut and tamped down with a hand tool.
Cold asphalt is not dependent upon warm weather. Highway repair crews like cold asphalt because it retains it pliable properties when the temperature drops, so it can be used in northern climates well into the fall and even early winter months. Municipal road crews can make more repairs in a single season because they do not have to maintain this asphalt product at a predetermined temperature to work with it – because it’s cold asphalt.
Cold asphalt can be applied directly to potholes with little or no pre-preparation work. You can even apply Cascadian Cold Asphalt to potholes with standing water and still get perfect patch results.
Is cold mix asphalt more expensive?
Cascadian Cold Asphalt is actually less expensive to use over the life of a road repair. As a superior cold asphalt product, Cascadian Cold Asphalt completely seals and patches potholes, utility cuts, edge repairs, and even overlays.
Do I need special tools to apply cold asphalt?
The tools needed for cold asphalt application are probably out in ever garage . Cascadian Cold asphalt requires a shovel and a heavy object or tamping tool. That is everything you need to repair small to large asphalt potholes and cracks.
Is cold asphalt available for highway pothole repair?
Many contractors, builders and road crews are already using Cascadian Cold Asphalt worldwide. Cascadian Cold Mix was developed in the hot, humid weather of Malaysia, , but Cascadian Cold Asphalt is a champion of extreme clients and is already being used .
What time of year can we use cold asphalt?
Cold asphalt can be used anytime you can see the damage to the roadway or driveway. It works in fall and early winter weather and water filled potholes.
What else can we repair with cold mix asphalt?
If you have a damaged paved surface, Cascadian Cold Asphalt will seal and repair it. This is a perfect solution for schools with playgrounds, parking lots, driveways, highways and service roads. All paved surfaces experience erosion over time and cold mix asphalt is the best way to repair and stop existing damage to avoid costly repaving expense.
Can I use cold asphalt to repair my driveway?
Cold asphalt products are perfect for the homeowner who needs to patch a driveway or the business owner who needs to repair potholes in the parking lot. Cascadian Cold Mix is available nationwide as an over-the-counter asphalt repair product through hardware and home improvement stores.