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Original post : Fri May 04 2018 15:59:34 GMT+0100 (GMT)

Familiarization in Pothole Filling Day 1

We had an idea to take it upon ourselves to go out and learn about pothole filling. Questions on potholes had become more frequent and we noticed we were unable to answer all their queries.  We agreed this would be one of many familiarization days as we needed to start with the basics.

We had a 1 square meter wooden frame made with a 2-inch depth. We laid it down, not realising just how big it was. We spoke about how to find the measurements and the process to filing potholes. To start with we wanted to work out ¼ of a square meter which came to 0.50 x 0.50. We continued to use this method to work out the rest of the 1 square meter and played around with the measurements.

 

      

 

 We then moved the frame downstairs where we first worked with sand. Only filling ¼ of the square meter. At this point, we were shown the technique and putting our measurements to the test. I was shocked on how much product would be used for ¼ square meter, but not only do you need to fill the area but raise it at least 5mm above the frame so when it comes to patting it down, it will reach all edges and line up with the top of the frame.

 

        

 

We eventually tidied that away and brought out the 6mm Instant Road Repair. It was harder to scoop but filled the area quickly. With this experiment we found that 1 Tub of 25kg would just fill ¼ square meter at a 50mm depth. We would recommend 2 Tubs of 25kg so you’re able to add the extra 5mm without being too careful on the amount you use. No one wants to die in the hole. 

We hope to plan another day out and take our new skills to the roads, where we will measure and fill more pothole.

  

 

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