Manufacturers Tout Permanent Pothole Patching Solution

Ring-O-Matic Manufacturing, Inc. of Pella, Iowa, last month introduced a "fix and forget" system for permanently repairing potholes, according to Caterpillar Inc., which provides the engines for Ring-O-Matic's industry-first Surface Recovery System, described as "a completely integrated solution that permanently repairs potholes in as little as 30 minutes."

Mike Schippers, Ring-O-Matic's national sales manager, said SRS marries the company's vacuum and high-pressure water technologies with an advanced new patching material. "The major problem with existing repair systems is that the concrete or asphalt surfaces around the pothole are never completely cleaned before the holes are patched. This has two negative effects," he said in Caterpillar's news release. "First, the patching material doesn't bond well to a dirty surface. And second, water easily works its way into the patched area. After a couple of freeze/thaw cycles, the patch is no longer attached to anything, and it quickly breaks up. The SRS uses a combination of high pressure water and vacuum to completely clean the hole before the patching material is applied. That means there is no loose dirt, stone, or concrete chips in the hole and no dirt imbedded in the pores of the sound concrete or asphalt around the hole. The patching material bonds completely to the clean concrete or asphalt, chemically cures, and forms a permanent, watertight repair that's ready for traffic in about 30 minutes."

SRS is a self-contained, trailer-mounted system powered by a 60 hp diesel engine. Four other diesel engine suppliers were queried on issues including fuel economy, noise, and emissions, according to the release.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue