Cost-efficient rural road pothole repair system
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Nu-Phalt says it Jetpatcher UK should be used by cash strapped local authorities.
Jetpatcher UK will allow British local authorities to make "unprecedented" savings when repairing potholes on many of their less congested roads, according to its manufacturer Nu-Phalt.
Built for rural highway repairs, the self-contained Jetpatcher clears the pothole using compressed air before applying tack coating and lling the pothole with mixture of aggregate and bitumen.
A thin layer of pure aggregate is then used to cover the mix.
Nu-Phalt claims the unit's high productivity is the key to its coste - ectiveness.
Nu-Phalt says the Jetpatcher di- ers from its existing eco-friendly, single vehicle infrared pothole road repair system. Tailored for urban highways, the infrared system carries out repairs by heating the carriageway to 200c to allow existing material to be re-worked while, simultaneously, adding binder and extra material as needed.
Nu-Phalt sales director Robert Muir, who will head up the Jetpatcher team, claimed the two systems o- ered "unprecedented" savings and other bene ts.
He added: "Beyond the cost savings, both processes are quick and easy to operate, reduce time, raw material and labour costs, as well as o- ering minimum disruption to the public. There is also a signi cant reduction in carbon emissions.