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In situations where you wish to more closely color match, FAST AND HARD SUPPLY COMPANY can supply a powdered pigment in a variety of colors.

Call (865) 233-7080 for details.

Tips

  • For easy cleanup, coat your tools with Pam cooking spray. Vegetable oil can also be used. Coat, not soak, your measuring vessels, mixing pails, trowels etc. Wipe all your equipment as soon after using as possible.
  • When forming is needed for curb or other vertical repairs, coat any surface the will be in contact with your repair material as above. Coating your forms properly will insure that your repair is not disturbed when the form is removed. In the case of forms, a good form release agent is also OK.
  • Forms are needed for only a short period of time and can be any material. Old traffic signs, wood, plastic and sheet metal make good forms. Forms normally need only to be propped-up. It’s typically not necessary for them to be nailed or clamped.
  • Coloring can be adjusted by adding powdered pigment such as those used by the “Cultured Marble” folks.
  • Ramps are a good way to eliminate trip hazards on sidewalks. Many times a section will drop below the adjoining section at the joint creating a trip hazard. To repair this problem, simply trowel some Road and Bridge 101 to form a ramp between the two sections. For a better appearance, tape a straight line across the section at the lower end of your ramp. After taping, blend the 101 with the catalyst and apply the mixture to the horizontal surface you intend to cover using a paint brush or roller. Be sure to paint over the tape edge. This step will insure a good adhesion.
  • Sub-freezing application set up time can be assisted by applying heat to the repair. A good way to do this is a simple frame and suspended heat lamps. Place the lamps directly over the repair but not close enough to burn the repair material.
  • Asphalt Alligator Scaling can be repaired quite easily and effectively as opposed to digging the entire area up and replacing the pavement. Follow this sequence:
    1. Remove any loose scales. If you can move the scale with your hand, take it out.
    2. Make sure the area is dry. Use a propane weed burner to dry when needed.
    3. Mix the Road and Bridge 101 as directed but use less aggregate producing flowing slurry. 4. Apply the slurry onto the surface by simple pouring it in center of area and distribute evenly using a broom of brush. Make sure the slurry penetrates into all the cracks. The idea is to fill the cracks making them waterproof and bonding each scale to one another. This type of repair will endure heavy use for a long time by eliminating the further introduction of water which is the root cause.
  • Large Volume Pours are easy and fast. You will need larger mixing vessels to make big pours. Large wheel barrows coated with cooking oil make really good vessels for mixing, transporting and pouring. You can use a large masonry hoe to blend the aggregate. You need to blend the resin and catalyst in a smaller container before pouring into the larger vessel and adding the aggregate.
  • Saw Cuts are not normally required. In most cases, saw cutting only makes room for more repair material, making the repair more costly and requiring more time.
  • Asphalt Slides generally cannot be repaired by simply patching. Patching material will slide within the original slide producing a bump at the end. Road and Bridge 101 is a perfect repair material for slide repair without digging the slide up. 101 will make a very strong bond with the vertical edges and prevent the repair from further sliding.

Instructions

  • Remove any loose or unwanted material. Saw cutting is not normally needed.
  • Blow all dust and dirt from area in and around the repair area.
  • If moisture is present, dry the entire area using a leaf blower, compressed air or a propane weed torch.
  • Estimate the volume of the repair in cubic feet.
  • From the blending chart, determine the amount of Road and Bridge 101 needed for the repair. Note: Be conservative and try not to make more slurry than you need. You can always add to an under filled repair.
  • Pour the Road and Bridge 101 resin into a measuring container. Be as precise as possible.
  • From the blending chart, determine the amount of catalyst required.
  • Add the catalyst to the resin in the measuring container and blend well.
  • Brush or roll a portion of the mixture onto the surface to be repaired.
  • Pour the remaining mixture into mixing bucket and slowly add the dried aggregate and blend. Continue adding aggregate until the desired consistency is reached. For the best results, do not add more than three times the aggregate by volume than the resin mixture. For vertical and overhead repairs, the slurry should be thick (maximum sand). For crack filling, self-leveling or holes that are craggy or well textured leave the mixture thinner to insure bonding to the entire surface.
  • Trowel the material into the repair area. Remember that Road and Bridge 101 will not swell nor shrink in the hole. Trowel the repair flush to the surface. Note: This is especially important on roadways and bridge decks in locations where snow plowing is likely.
  • Finish the repaired surface by broadcasting aggregate generously across the entire area.
  • Under normal temperature and humidity conditions you should expect the repair to hard enough for traffic within 30 minutes or less. A simple ping test is all you need.