pothole in road

Pothole repair is often a common issue in driveways or pathways or other concrete or asphalt surfaces. Did you know that you can easily DIY your own pothole repair? PAR is perfect for beginners, well-seasoned DIYers, and even professional and commercial use. 

Potholes are inconvenient, dangerous and generally slow drivers down especially when you have to drive or walk over them every day. They can cause damage to your car tyres, bike tyres, or cause someone to trip and fall! They also look untidy – but there is good news! They are an easy fix with our great PAR product.

We’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions about DIY pothole repair, so check them out here:

What causes potholes?

Potholes are a common sight on many roads and driveways around New Zealand. They all vary in shape, size and even depth.

Most potholes are caused by two factors. 

Potholes can be formed from environmental factors like water and ground movement, and traffic can cause potholes and cracks in the pavement, roads, or driveways. When either vehicles or foot traffic pass over weak spots regularly, it weakens the asphalt and causes potholes.

Can you fix a pothole yourself?

The answer is yes.

We’ve got a helpful step-by-step process that will help you repair your potholes easily and at a wallet-friendly cost.

Is it easy to fix potholes?

We have chosen to supply the PAR product for pothole repairs because it is simple and easy to use. It’s not just for DIYers but professional and commercial applications too. It is strong, long-lasting, and easy to apply in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Clean and prep

Step 2: Simply pour the PAR into the pothole.

Step 3: Compact and leave to dry!

Simple… you can repair your potholes yourself. See here for a more detailed instruction list.

Can PAR product be used for concrete or asphalt?

PAR can also be used to repair holes in concrete, but it is recommended that you use MG-KRETE™. This is specifically designed and best used for a concrete application.

When should I fix a pothole?

It’s a good idea to repair a pothole as soon as possible. If left it will continue to get worse and the pothole will likely become larger and more likely to cause damage.

If you have potholes, you can conveniently order our PAR product in our online store.

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If I see a crack in my driveway or pavement should I repair that asap?

Yes, it’s a good idea to get onto repairing cracks or fractures in the surfaces before they become potholes.

PAR product is very easy to apply and can be installed during any weather conditions – rain or shine.

How long does it take before I can use an area repaired by PAR?

PAR not only lasts longer than existing pavement, but it also supports traffic immediately following installation. Just cover the patch with powder or sand after installation and you are good to go. You don’t have to wait around for days to use the area.

Why should you use PAR?

PAR is specifically designed and engineered to permanently repair potholes in asphalt in all weather conditions.

All the products we supply and stock have been tried and tested. PAR is proven to work for a variety of different applications.

Some of the benefits of using PAR:

  • Instant and permanent fix for potholes
  • Ready to use, no mixing required, in convenient packaging
  • Proven to outlast surrounding pavement
  • Use in wet or dry conditions
  • No seasonal grades
  • No primer or tacking materials necessary
  • Can be used in all weather conditions wet or dry
  • Set up time – immediate. No waiting for hot mix
  • Available in 20 kg bags
  • Easy to use 3 step repair method
  • Open to traffic immediately after repair
  • Unused PAR will stay usable in a container
  • One year shelf life

Where can I use PAR?

From highways to driveways, PAR can be used for a broad range of applications. and can also be used as a quick fix to repair damage in concrete, ramps and prevent trip hazards.

Why choose Cohe products?

Our great range of products services a wide variety of applications and can provide multiple benefits in a single application. All the products we supply have proven to be successful time and time again due to their simple and safe application.

We offer products suitable for use in domestic and commercial applications – everything from leaking gutters, waterproofing decks, potholes to cracks in concrete and so much more.

Have you got a project or repair you need to sort fast? Get in touch with us today and find out what Cohe product is the best to use.