Pothole repair guide: cold asphalt for
pothole repair

This pothole repair guide will explain the origin of potholes and demonstrate how EZ Street cold asphalt can help you repair the potholes in your driveway quickly and easily.

EZ Street is a premium cold asphalt that costs more per ton than hot mix or conventional cold mix asphalt. But this product actually costs less once everything is considered.

Why EZ Street cold mix over traditional cold mix? The answer depends on how many times you want to repair the pothole in your driveway. Most conventional cold mix is only a temporary repair. These products break down over time and require you to repair the pothole again and again. If you want to patch a pothole and you want to do it once, the right way, EZ Street pothole patch is your best and most cost-effective pothole repair solution.

EZ Street cold asphalt, a pavement solution for all seasons, is guaranteed to stay workable in a stockpile for at least six months in a 50 t pile stacked six feet high-not that you'll need that much to fill up that nasty pothole in your driveway.

Pothole repair solutions for the do-it-yourselfer
How to patch potholes

How are potholes created?

Potholes occur when moisture penetrates cracks in the asphalt surface of a road or driveway. Cold weather freezes the water and causes it to expand. A pothole forms when dirt and gravel is forced out leaving a hole. The Ice eventually melts and the stressed asphalt becomes a pothole.

Pothole repair on your driveway can be easy

Some products make pothole repair easier than others. Cold asphalt makes the process significantly easier. In fact, some pothole repair asphalt, like EZ Street cold asphalt, can be applied in water filled potholes and can be compacted with just your car's tire. No special equipment is needed pothole repair with this
cold asphalt.

Pothole repair with EZ Street cold asphalt is easy.

Water Filled Pothole Repair & Driveway Repair

Nothing could be easier than patching a water filled pothole like this with EZ Street cold asphalt. EZ Street cold patch can be poured directly into the water. It actually displaces the water. The 50 lb of cold patch shown in the video makes the job even easier. It's easy to carry and you can simply lay it on the ground next the pothole and open it up with your shovel. It is recommended that your sweep out loose debris from the pothole to give the cold mix a more solid base, but it is not necessary to remove the any of the water. Once the EZ Street cold mix is in the pothole, compact using a hand tamper or vehicle tire. In this case, we did both. After tamping down the cold patch, we backed over it a few times with the truck. Note that EZ Street cold asphalt is immediately ready for traffic. It won't stick to vehicle tires or your shoes, but it will stick to the surrounding pavement and form a permanent patch repair.

Where to buy EZ Street cold asphalt for pothole repair?

EZ Street cold asphalt is available at retail locations across the US. Retail customers can purchase EZ Street Cold Mix at True Value Hardware Stores. Visit the EZ Street do-it-yourself pothole repair and driveway repair center.
Pothole repair contractors can order larger quantities through a local sales representative. New Zealand pothole repair. This cold asphalt is also available in Australia for pothole repair. Packaged EZ Street cold tarmac is also available in the UK. EZ Street pothole repair is available through distributors throughout Canada.

Driveway repair made EZ!

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How much EZ Street do I need for pothole repair?

Each 35 lb bag covers three ft2 at a depth of 1". A 50 lb bag covers 4.5 ft2 at a depth of 1".

Do I need to drain potholes before repairing?

No. EZ Street cold asphalt can be used for pothole repair regardless of whether there's water present.

So I don't need to do anything special before
repairing a pothole?

Absolutely not. It's as simple as sweeping out a pothole, throwing in the mix, compacting and walking away.

How should I apply cold asphalt when repairing potholes?

If the pothole is 4" or shallower, simply fill it in. If it's larger, pour EZ Street cold asphalt in 2" layers.

Do I need any special equipment to repair a pothole with EZ Street cold asphalt?

All you need is a shovel and a broom. In fact, you can even open the special, breakage-resistant poly-vinyl bag with a shovel. It's that simple!

But what about compacting? I don't have a tamper.

While you're welcome to buy one from True Value or somewhere else, you don't need any special equipment at all. In fact, you can compact EZ Street cold asphalt by driving over it with your car, truck or SUV!

Wait, if I'm using my car to compact, does that mean I can drive over the repaired pothole right away?

Yes, EZ Street cold asphalt works instantly!