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Michigan company boasts long-term pothole patching solution that lasts up to 50 years

Posted at 5:47 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 08:32:45-04

It’s safe to say we’re all sick of bad roads in Michigan.

One company says they may have a better solution when it comes to patching up potholes.

“I’ve been very frustrated," said Craig Jones of Performance Roads. "I’ve lived here my whole life. We are a Michigan-based company,”

He is standing behind his company’s special patching process. Some roads in Michigan could use a complete overhaul, which takes time and money.

“So, we needed a bridge between full depth replacement and patching. That’s where we came in,” Jones said.

Performance Roads creates material that could make roads last up to 50 years, but it comes at a high cost. This process is more affordable.

Sterling Heights tapped the company to patch up potholes on a third of a mile on Saal Road. The work will cost the city about $50,000. The company claims the material is high quality and it will last three to five years.

They also say the process of putting it down is better than other kinds of patching.

“Jack hammering the weak areas," Jones said. "We are blowing it out, cleaning it. It will all be primed and they’ll get the coating over it. Completely salt, oil and water resistant and water proof.”

Crews will work on Saal Road between Cornell Drive and Alpena Drive until next week.

“Citizens ride over it, they won’t get all the wicking up over the cold patch," Jones said. "There won’t be bumps in the road. It will be smooth and matching the color of the concrete.”