EZ Street Asphalt
A high-quality, polymer-modified asphalt blend manufactured to stringent quality control standards, EZ Street is essentially a hot mix that’s used cold. Workable in any weather, it always stays in the hole. It also works in water, which makes it handy for use around marinas, car washes, and other wet environments. And every repair you make with EZ Street Asphalt is permanent, guaranteed.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does EZ Street stay workable in a stockpile?
EZ Street is guaranteed to stay workable in a stockpile for at least 6 months in a 50-ton pile stacked 6' high. But we've seen smaller stockpiles outside last for over a year. If you leave the stockpile undisturbed for a long period of time, a protective crust may form over the pile. This is a built-in mechanism to prevent premature hardening of the product. If it crusts over, simply have your loader "fluff up" the material prior to loading the truck. This will rejuvenate the EZ Street.
2. What's so special about the EZ Street bag?
The EZ Street bag is made of durable poly-vinyl that helps prevent breakage—an industry first. EZ Street lasts for at least a year in the bag…even if it has been opened and resealed.
3. How long after applying EZ Street does traffic have to be diverted?
EZ Street is ready for traffic the instant you throw it in the hole. In fact, many crews keep bags in their trucks so when they come across a pothole they can just throw it in the hole and let traffic compact it!
4. Does EZ Street get harder to work as the temperature changes?
EZ Street is custom blended for the climate in the San Diego area. It is always workable, no matter what the weather.
5. How does EZ Street compare with regards to cost?
While EZ Street costs more per ton than hot mix or conventional cold mix asphalt, using EZ Street results in lower overall costs.
Consider a typical pothole repair scenario using hot mix. It involves waiting in line at the plant, closing the area to traffic, saw-cutting the edges of the hole, cleaning the hole, applying tack coat, applying hot mix, rolling it, and waiting hours
before re-opening the area to traffic. Got leftover hot mix? That’s waste. It also takes time to clean out the truck.
Using conventional cold mix? That’s a temporary repair. Re-patching the same area is commonplace before finally repairing it with hot mix as in the above scenario.
Using EZ Street means grabbing material straight from the stockpile or the pallet of bags in your own yard. Eliminating the prep work associated with hot asphalt means the crew can accomplish twice as much. There is virtually no clean-up time, no wasted product, and no traffic interruption. And, of course, the EZ Street repair is guaranteed to be permanent.
If you're filling a pothole, sweep out any loose asphalt and debris. If you're repairing a utility cut, install a properly compacted sub-base as per local guidelines.
Just dump the EZ Street product into the hole. If the hole is deeper than 4 inches, work in layers. Each of those layers should be compacted to a thickness of about 2 inches.
Compact the final layer of EZ Street asphalt to just above the level of the existing pavement. EZ Street asphalt works even in rain and standing water. No need to empty the water out of the hole. Approximate coverage: 50 lbs of EZ Street product covers 3 square feet at a depth of 1 inch.