Something new in pothole patching

Justin Loroff, left, and Max McGregor of Paveit Construction apply a new product called Plastasphalt to a crack on 3rd St. SW in Slave Lake on April 13. The stuff is touted as a step well above whatever is normally used to patch potholes and cracks. Manufactured in Germany, it is based on process developed in Denmark back in the 1970s. One of its ingredients is recycled tire rubber. It’s applied very hot, and hardens quickly. Loroff is applying gravel grit to it while it’s still soft. According to Paveit manager Rob Loroff, the company hopes to develop enough demand for it to set up a plant producing Plastasphalt locally.

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