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Cold Mix FAQs

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?

UPM® is a registered trademark of UNIQUE Paving Materials Corp

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