Clear away loose debris, sand, leaves, rubber duckies, etc. (you can leave the water). Instead of building a foundation for the repair, you’re clearing one off.
EZ Street asphalt will adhere to anything solid in the pothole, but if it’s not fixed to the pavement, your repair won’t be either.
You’ll know it's ready when there’s nothing loose along the edges, or bottom of the pothole for the repair to stick to.
If the crater’s deeper than three inches, it’s a good idea to fill in two inch layers, or “lifts”, compacting each layer before adding the next, to increase the density of the foundational layers.
Fill the pothole to just over the level of the existing pavement. Then…
If you don’t have a hand tamp, simply drive over the repair until it’s level with the pavement. And. That’s. It.
It’s 100% okay to drive on an EZ Street asphalt repair immediately after completion—we call it “secondary compaction”.
Permanent, all temperature, asphalt means done is done. No more hot-mix sized crews... or second trip to the patch.