– Bryan Bjorgaard, Former Public Works Coordinator, City of Alexandria, MN
"With the Zipper we've increased our production 400 percent. We used to do one to two patches per day. Now we do seven or eight with the same budget and crew."
– Tom Steinberger, Arizona DOT
"The old way we would spend around $60,000 patching one road. Now I can do the same road for $25,000 and it comes out smoother."
– Larry Guthrie, Jackson County, GA
"We used to do 2 patches per day doing dig outs, now we can do 12 to 15 with the Zipper and it's a lot easier."
– Russ Harvey, San Juan County, WA
Easy and Affordable Way to Eliminate Potholes with a Longer-Lasting Asphalt Patch
Eliminate potholes and other road and street problems rather than just cover them up. A pothole is most often a reflection of insufficient or deteriorated base. However, most asphalt patching and pothole repair methods simply fill in the potholes, seal the cracks or cover with an overlay. These temporary fixes never address the fundamental base problem, so it's just a matter of time before potholing is likely to reappear. Asphalt Zipper® machines help improve the base by pulverizing potholes and surrounding areas into reusable material that is blended into the underlying base to help improve stability. Now an asphalt patch or pothole repair can outlast the rest of the road making the easy to use Asphalt Zipper attachment the ultimate asphalt patching and pothole repair machine. Also see Full-Depth Reclamation.
You can waste your time and resources doing temporary pothole fixes over and over . . .
Insufficient or deteriorated base flexes under traffic, causing cracks and potholes.
Pothole is filled but underlying base problem persists.
Cracks continue to surface due to stress of heavy loads on compromised base.
Potholes reappear and often widen.
. . . or you can solve your pothole problems quickly with longer lasting results
Pulverize pothole and surrounding area and blend with a pre- determined portion of the base.*
Grade, reshape and compact.†
Chip seal or pave.
New, stabilized base keeps problems from reappearing.
* Avoid rocks over 3 inches / 75 mm in size. When additional material or stabilizer is desired, see steps under Soil Stabilization.
† Be sure to know the effective compaction depth of your equipment and compact in lifts if necessary. Better results are achieved using heavier vibratory compactors.