Cold mix asphalt does what hot mix asphalt has failed to do. This includes failed patches, potholes, and utility cuts. Cold mix is better than hot mix because it can be used any time of the year and can be even be used during the winter.
Cold mix asphalt is preferred than hot mix asphalt because it’s durable and it’s flexible. Its ability to self-heal makes its resistant to cracks and surface wear and tear.
Like any other overlay, cold mix should only be applied over a base or pavement that’s in good condition. Repairs must be done on the overlays if it’s damaged or not in a condition to help ensure the lifecycle of a cold mix asphalt.
What’s the life cycle of cold mix asphalt?
Cold mix asphalt is expected to last one year, and you have to use high-quality materials to ensure that they do. The reason why they only last one year is that some only use cold mix asphalt as temporary fixes during cold and wet seasons and when they can’t use hot mix asphalt.