A Full-Depth Patching Guide For Asphalt Beginners



A Full-Depth Patching Guide For Asphalt Beginners

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May 6, 2022 at 9:47 AM


As a full-depth asphalt patching beginner, you may be wondering what the steps are to complete this task. The following guide will break down the entire process from start to finish.

There are two types of patching in the asphalt industry: Hot Patching and Full-Depth Patching. This Pickett’s Paving LLC blog post will specifically focus on Full-Depth patching for asphalt beginners.

Full-depth patching is a permanent fix for potholes and other pavement damage when done properly.

What is Full-Depth Patching?

Full-depth patching (FDP) is repairing potholes or other damaged areas of pavement by removing the entire depth of asphalt and replacing it with new, fresh asphalt.

This type of patching is usually done on roads, driveways, parking lots, and other high-traffic areas where potholes are more likely to form.

Why is Full-Depth Patching Important?

Full-depth patching is important because it is a permanent fix for potholes and other pavement damage. Unlike surface repairs, which only address the top layer of asphalt, full-depth patching removes the entire depth of asphalt and replaces it with new asphalt.

New asphalt ensures that the repair will last longer and be more durable, especially in high-traffic areas.

What Are the Steps of Full-Depth Patching?

Now that you know why full-depth patching is important, let’s take a look at the steps involved in this type of repair:

Step # 1: Clean Out the Damaged Area:

The first step is to clean out the pothole or damaged area. Cleansing includes removing all debris and loose asphalt from the area.

Step # 2: Place the Asphalt Mix into the Pothole:

After the damaged area is clean, it’s time to place the asphalt mix into the pothole. Be sure to compact the mix to ensure a tight fit.

Step # 3: Apply a Tack Coat:

Once the asphalt mix is in place, apply a tack coat to help it adhere to the surrounding pavement.

Step # 4: Place the Patching Material:

Now it’s time to place the patching material over the area. The patching material can be anything from cold mix asphalt to hot mix asphalt.

Step # 5: Compact the Patching Material:

As with the asphalt mix, compact the patching material to create a tight seal.

Step # 6: Allow the Patch to Cure:

Now that the patch is in place, you’ll need to allow it to cure. Curing can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. Once it’s cured, your full-depth patch will be complete!

Step # 7: Apply a Finish Coat:

Finally, apply a finish coat over the entire area—this final layer will help protect the patch and extend its lifespan.

So there you have it! With these simple steps, fixing any potholes or damage on your property will be as easy the next time around. Full-depth patching is a quick, easy, and permanent solution for your pavement needs. Try it out today!

Give us a call if you’re in the La Crosse area and require paving services! We at Pickett’s Paving LLC would be happy to provide free quotes for all your needs.

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