Laboratory performance evaluation of a ready-to-use patch mix

Potholes have always been a problem for highway maintenance organizations because their repair is costly, time-consuming and does not last long. Potholes always compromise road safety. For this reason agencies must repair potholes as soon as they become aware of them. Patching is the common method used to repair potholes. It is well known that the major cost of patching lies in preparing and placing the patch, rather than the cost of the patching materials. Therefore it is desirable that the process of patching should be simple and use good quality cold mix materials to make patches long-lasting. For this reason, the repair of heavily trafficked roads and highway pavements can be done effectively and efficiently using the ready-to-use patching mixes. The present paper describes the laboratory testing done on one such ready-mix. The laboratory testing indicates that the various properties of the ready-mix, such as stability, bond strength, moisture susceptibility and retained stability have been found satisfactory and meet the requirements as per the available specifications, suggesting that the material may be used for repair of potholes and utility cuts.

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  • Authors:
    • Mittal, Abhishek
    • Jain, P K
    • Kumar, Amit
  • Publication Date: 2013-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 29-37
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01496160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2013 3:08PM