Hitex International, a leading global provider of road safety and surfacing solutions, has announced that it has achieved full BBA certification for three new rapid road repair products. TexPatch and TexBand Solo are new fill and over-band products designed to seal and repair potholes, cracks, seams and joints to prevent further road surface deterioration. As well as being quick and easy to install, they can be trafficked in minutes to speed up the repair process, minimise disruption and reduce traffic management costs.
TexPatch provides a fast, permanent and economical solution to repair defects over 15mm deep and up to 1m² such as potholes. Suitable for all asphaltic surfaces, the thermoplastic material incorporates polymer modified bitumen compound and granite aggregate. It is easy to apply using a screed box which ensures a strong thermal bond to substrates and makes it an ideal permanent solution for high stress and highly trafficked applications. The dry material is easier to handle than bituminous product, with no paper bags needing to be stripped and therefore less waste produced.
TexBand Solo rapidly repairs cracks, seams and joints up to 40mm wide in all asphaltic road surfaces and is sufficiently durable for use on highly stressed surfaces such as bends and roundabouts. It incorporates grey granite aggregate with a polished stone value (PSV) of 62+ to improve safety by optimising initial and long term skid resistance. Screed applied, TexBand Solo is less susceptible to weather extremes and can be laid all year round. It is available in two different versions:
• TexBand Solo OB (Over-band)-for cracks up to 5mm wide with over-band widths up to 40mm
• TexBand Solo FAOB (Fill and Over-band) – for cracks up to 40mm wide with over-band widths up to 200mm
According to Hitex International: “These innovative road surfacing and repair products provide an economical way to treat early stage failures and prevent further deterioration or damage to road surfaces. As well as being faster to apply, TexPatch and TexBand Solo provide superior durability and skid resistance compared with traditional treatments. They enable a more proactive approach to be taken to repairing roads and increasing road safety whilst reducing maintenance costs.”