This year we're working to fix potholes and prevent them from forming. Velocity Patching fixes defects permanently in just a few minutes, keeping traffic moving without the need for closing the road.
Our machine and crew can fix up to 200 potholes per day, meaning that we can carry out more repairs.
How does it work?
First, the machine blows the defect clean, removing any dust and grit for a clean surface.
Next, a cold emulsion is forced in to every crack and crevice. This seals the defect and protects it by preventing any water from getting under the surface. This is how potholes often form.
Finally, aggregate is coated in bitumen emulsion before being fired at high velocity in to the pothole. It is compacted densely and sets immediately. The process takes just a few minutes, and is ready to drive on immediately.
We will be working our way around the County and repairing the roads mentioned as we go. These roads will remain open as we work with short delays in areas.