GreenPatch Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What makes GreenPatch "GREEN"?
GreenPatch contains no less than > 25% recycled material. ZERO VOCs, GreenPatch® does NOT leech any hydrocarbons.
Q2: Is it more expensive to be green?
Not at all. GreenPatch is priced competitively with traditional cold mix asphalt. Please call us on +44 (0) 1406 372727 for current pricing.
Q3: Will I need to replace GreenPatch?
No, you do not need to replace GreenPatch. Properly installed, GreenPatch will remain in its application for as long as the surrounding pavement stays stable. It is a permanent repair and not a temporary fix.
Q4: How is GreenPatch applied?
GreenPatch is applied in the same way as conventional cold asphalt products. You simply need to sweep out the area to be repaired, pour directly into hole and then compact the product. The area is then ready to handle traffic immediately. You can visit our "Products" page for more information.
Q5: Can I include GP in my Green Purchasing Initiative?
Yes, GreenPatch is considered and environmentally preferable purchase(EPP). It is also the first product to be endorsed by the National Green Energy Council.
Q6: I am concerned about "greenwashing." Is your product really green?
Yes! Some other companies are calling their cold patch products green simply because they contain recycled asphalt and yet they still contain harmful chemicals and have high VOCs. We are truly green in that we have completely removed the toxic solvents from our product. And yes, we include recycled asphalt. We use recyclable bags. We have drastically lowered our use of fossil fuels in production. Manufacturing has greatly reduced our carbon footprint and we are constantly looking for new ways to positively impact our environment.
Q7: How is GreenPatch® installed?
GreenPatch® is installed in 2"(50mm) increments then compacted for performance. Always (crown) the surface area 0.5-1"(12mm to 25mm) above surface to allow for secondary compaction. Remember, more compaction means better results.
Q8: How long until GreenPatch® sets up?
When compacted, the liquid asphalt and aggregate in GreenPatch® become stable enough to immediately handle traffic. The surface of the patch will cure over time to the hardness of the surrounding pavement. Below the surface, the GreenPatch® will cure at a much slower rate, which permits the patch to move with the surrounding pavement during expansion, construction and weathering.
Q9: Can I put GreenPatch® in a pothole with standing water?
YES, GreenPatch® is designed to displace water from the hole, Follow the 3 step installation instructions. LINK TO INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.