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UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Patching Material

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About Our Cold Asphalt Patch

UPM® Cold Mix asphalt repair material is a cold asphalt patch mix for municipalities, contractors and business owners who need to permanently fill potholes and repair roads.

Our skilled laboratory technicians design region-specific formulas to create a custom, high-performing cold patch for asphalt for your area. Watch the video to learn more about our proprietary asphalt cold patch.

Benefits of UNIQUE’s UPM® Cold Patch Asphalt Repair

With a team of dedicated chemical engineers, we deliver scientifically tested formulas that:

  • Help reduce future potholes and unwanted road damage
  • Hold up over time in all-weather conditions
  • Eliminate the costs associated with repeat repairs
  • Improve the safety and appearance of city streets
  • Require no primer or tacking materials
  • Allow roads to be used immediately after repair

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Cost Effectiveness

Returning potholes grow bigger and compromise the surrounding pavement’s integrity. If you have repaired the same roads and potholes repeatedly, you know how frustrating and expensive asphalt repair can be.

Don’t pour money into the same potholes. With our cold mix asphalt, you get an asphalt patch that outlasts the surrounding pavement over 90% of the time—we guarantee it. Use UPM® Cold Mix to eliminate a pothole once and save on repeat cold weather asphalt repair costs.

All-Weather Workability

Many asphalt patching materials fail in challenging weather conditions. Our pothole repair material keeps working and stays workable in all weather conditions, from snow and ice to rain and extreme heat. We guarantee our winter-grade formula stays workable in sub-freezing temperatures—or we will replace it.

Use All Year Round

UPM® Cold Mix is a dependable pavement patch solution. Use our cold asphalt patch year-round on highways, roads, driveways and more. Discover our seasonally adjusted asphalt cold patch solutions and never delay a pothole repair again:

How to Implement UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair

Cold patch asphalt repair is easy to use and doesn’t require heavy machinery or a primer. In fact, all you need is a shovel and a hand tamper. UPM® Cold Mix requires no heating equipment, will not bleed through hot-mix overlays, and is ready to use straight from a bulk stockpile or bag.

Check out our asphalt cold patch instructions to learn how to use UPM® Cold Mix to repair a pothole.

How UPM® Cold Mix Measures Up as a Cold Asphalt Patch Material

Some cold mix asphalt suppliers falsely refer to their products as being comparable or equal to our cold mix asphalt solution. However, none can match the high performance or success of the UPM® Cold Mix for pothole and asphalt patch repairs.

We work hard to ensure your asphalt patch lasts longer than other asphalt repair products. Our skilled laboratory technicians consider these elements:

  • Cohesion
  • Workability and stability
  • Cold workability
  • Stripping
  • Film thickness
  • Sieve analysis

Asphalt Repair Resources

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Not sure how much cold mix asphalt you need? Try our pothole repair calculator.

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Visit our project gallery to see UPM® Cold Mix in action as crews repair some of America’s toughest potholes.

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Get Premium Cold Asphalt Patch

Ready to try UPM® Cold Mix? Visit our online shop to place your order today or find a local sales representative in your area to discuss a regionally formulated product for your contract or municipal project. We’ll get you the cold patch asphalt repair that lasts.

Product Resources for UPM® High Performance Cold Mix

UPM® Permanent Pavement Repair Material is high-performance cold mix asphalt repair material that can be used by municipalities, contractors and homeowners to fill potholes year-round. For more information, browse our resource library below for product data sheets, safety data sheets and more.

 

UPM® Cold Mix Data Sheet

This contains the cold, hard facts about our cold mix solution including benefits, limitations, usage instructions, and more. Learn more about our cold mix now.

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UPM® Permanent Pavement Patch Material Safety Data Sheet

Explore information about hazards, product classification, and special precautions to take while applying our cold mix pavement patch solution.

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UPM® Cold Mix Liquid Blend – Ambient Safety Data Sheet

Learn more about the Liquid Blend variation of UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Material in our safety data sheet.

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UPM® Cold Mix Liquid Blend – Above Ambient Safety Data Sheet

Find safety information and specifications for the Above Ambient variation of UPM® Cold Mix Liquid Blend here.

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UPM® Cold Mix Bid Specifications

Detailed information about the production and testing of UPM® Mix, final product analysis, and our asphalt repair product guarantee.

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UPM® Questions and Answers Sheet

Common questions and answers about our UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair product, such as “Why is UPM® mix better than others?”

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UPM® Cold Mix Asphalt Repair Brochure

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UNIQUE® Asphalt Solutions Material Safety Data Sheet

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Answers to frequently asked questions about UPM® cold mix.

You’re wondering about UPM® bulk mix: Questions about stockpiles, shelf life, sealing, seasonal grades, all-weather usage, VOC compliance, and much more. We’ve got answers.

How long will UPM bulk mix last in a stockpile?

What is the shelf life of UPM mix in bags?

Are there seasonal grades of UPM mix?

How long does it take UPM mix to set up?

How soon can sealer be applied to a UPM mix repair?

Is a primer or tack coat needed when applying UPM mix?

What methods of compaction are suitable?

Can UPM mix be used to patch in extremely wet conditions?

Can UPM mix be used for concrete repairs?

What is the coverage rate of UPM mix?

What is the approximate density UPM mix?

What is the difference between UPM mix and other asphalt patching materials?

Can UPM mix patches be overlaid with hot mix asphalt?

Is UPM mix different from other cold mixes?

Is UPM mix a cutback or emulsion based cold mix?

Is UPM mix compliant with state VOC laws i.e. is UPM mix green? (Volatile Organic Carbon emissions into air)

Is UPM permanent pavement repair material competitively priced with conventional cold mix?

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Features and Advantages:

Year Round Use: Use UPM Permanent Pavement Repair Material to repair asphalt or concrete pavement in any weather.

Ready-to-Use: No primer or tacking materials are required prior to patching.

Permanent Repairs: UPM mix repairs have been proven* to outlast the surrounding pavement. (*Strategic Highway Research Program – SHRP-H-106 Report plus other independent studies)

All Weather Application: Permanent repairs under wet or dry weather conditions.

Seasonal Grades: Specific formulations to accommodate year-round patching requirements.

Easy to Use: Pour or shovel UPM mix into the pothole using our 3-step method; cleanout-install-compact.

Readily Available: No waiting for hot mix in long lines at the plant.

Emergency Patching: Always ready for repairs 24 hours a day from your inventory.

Immediate Access: Repaired jobsite can immediately be opened to traffic.

PREPARE: Scrape or sweep the loose fragments and debris from the hole providing a solid base and clean edges.

APPLY: Shovel UPM mix into the hole and level out 25% higher than desired depth to allow for compaction. For deep potholes, apply and compact UPM mix in separate 2″ layers. Apply only over solid base material.

COMPACT: Compact UPM mix with a hand tamper, roller, plate compactor or roll over with vehicle wheel.

Additional Information:

Do not seal coat over new UPM mix patches for at least 30 days (preferably 6 months to 1 year) to allow for proper curing.

Packaging: All units sold by the pound are available in:

  • 24# 2-gallon plastic pails
  • 50# plastic bags
  • 60# 5-gallon plastic pails
  • 660# 55-gallon steel drums
  • 2,000# Super Sacks
  • Bulk tons