Choosing a Pothole Repair Kit

A pothole repair kit is a great way to save time and money when repairing cracks, potholes or other surface imperfections in your driveway. It is important to choose the right product to ensure the job is done quickly and efficiently.

PUMA RAPID is an ultra-fast curing pothole repair solution provided in a convenient kit form. This high-performance methyl methacrylate (MMA) resin is an excellent permanent road and car park pothole filler that can be applied directly to existing asphalt or tarmac, or over a prepared concrete surface. It is highly durable, provides good skid resistance and is fully trafficable within 20 minutes after application.

Gear Up: Essential Tools for Your Pothole Repair Kit

To get the best results from your pothole repair, all surfaces should be clean and free from debris before application. Once the area has been cleaned, it is necessary to measure the length and width of the pothole. Then, remove the damaged blacktop using an asphalt saw or a hammer and chisel (long screwdrivers make for great chisels). All edges should be squared. Finally, prepare the base by tamping down a coarse gravel/sand mix until slightly over-filled and then fill with a cold patch. It is very important to tamp well and work quickly, as this allows the asphalt to set and harden more effectively.

Modern cold asphalt fillers are easy to use and can be applied in all weather conditions. They also do not require a tack coat prior to applying, which saves time and eliminates health concerns with regards to inhalation of fumes.