COLD PATCH RAPID RESONSE EMERGENCY REPAIRS - PATCH AND LAST
QPR is a high performance permanent cold patch. ‘Cold mix’ is a generic term used to describe a variety of asphalt based surface maintenance products. Most customers tend to think of cold mix as a material of low quality, used for temporary and unimportant jobs. Traditionally, cold mix was used as a replacement for hot asphalt, which generally becomes unavailable when outside temperatures drop below 55°F.
The inability to use hot asphalt to make repairs led to the development of a product that does not require heat to be manufactured. Obviously, as weather conditions deteriorate, rain, snow, ice, and other weather conditions develop, so the need for repair material increased. It is from this dilemma that cold mix was born. It is also from these situations that some cold mix materials die. Unable to perform under the rigours of harsh, difficult, and demanding conditions, resulting in rutting and shoving and the cold mix being stripped out of the patch, cold patching needed a better solution.
If reworking a patch more than twice, cheap cold mix becomes very expensive.
The inventors observed this phenomena in the USA, Europe and Australia, and decided that there needed to be a longer lasting solution of ‘patch and last’ with only one visit to a patch, which would reduce reworks and costly revisits, and save the customer up to 50% on costs. QPR was born.
Quite simply, QPR has nothing in common with traditional cold mix. Our combination of stone, asphalt cement, and anti-stripping agents provides our customers with a high performance product that performs a PERMANENT repair that adheres not only to asphalt, but concrete and steel as well.
This makes QPR the logical choice for utility cuts, pothole repair, bridge deckings, driveways, and general surface repair. QPR requires no mixing, tacking, or mechanical compaction. This eliminates not only additional material and equipment costs, but labour costs as well.
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