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A Guide to Pothole Repair for Homeowners & Small Businesses

10 JANUARY, 2023

Potholes can be a frustrating and potentially dangerous problem for homeowners and small businesses. If left unrepaired, potholes can cause damage to vehicles and can be a liability for property owners. Fortunately, pothole repair is a task that can often be done by homeowners and small businesses themselves, with the right tools and materials.

Here is a guide to DIY pothole repair for homeowners and small businesses:

  1. Gather the necessary tools and materials, use our handy calculator to figure out how much material you need: To repair a pothole, you will need cold asphalt patching material, a shovel, a broom and a tamper, . You may also want to wear protective gear such as gloves and a dust mask.
  2. Clean the area: Begin by removing any debris or loose asphalt from the pothole. Use the shovel and broom to clear out the pothole and make sure the surface is clean and smooth.
  3. Fill the pothole: Use the shovel to fill the pothole with cold asphalt patching material, making sure to pack it down firmly as you go. Fill the pothole until it is level with the surrounding surface.
  4. Compact the patch: Use the tamper to firmly compact the patch, making sure that it is level with the surrounding surface.
  5. Finish the repair: If necessary, you can add a second layer of patching material and compact it again to ensure a smooth and durable repair. Once the repair is complete, sweep any excess material from the area.

By following these steps, homeowners and small businesses can easily repair potholes and keep their property safe and in good condition. Remember to be cautious when working on any DIY projects and to follow all safety guidelines.


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