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Pothole Repair and Maintenance

7 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn what causes formation of potholes under different pavements settings from rural roads to urban freeways
  • Get expert-level insights to materials used for pothole repairs
  • Achieve confidence in selecting different pothole repair products and technologies, tailored to different network or project specific needs
  • Enhance your skills in managing pothole repairs proactively and increasing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in executing maintenance programs

Asphalt pavements are important infrastructure asset for road agencies in terms of political and financial impacts on annual budget. Potholes are amongst most frequently distresses observed for asphalt pavements, especially those located within urban setting. This type of distress is the bane of both drivers and maintaining agencies across Canada. If not properly fixed, potholes could progressively become worst over short period of time, and allow more water to infiltrate the underlain layers cause more significant damages to the pavement structure. The damage could form irregularities that could quickly become a safety hazard for the traveling public.

This course will examine evolution of pothole formation under different traffic and climate settings. A technical background information will be provided on nature of materials used for pothole patching, and how this understanding can be tailored to different type of potholes and loadings (traffic, and climate) in specifying longer lasting repair materials. Other variables such as production, transportation and placement of pothole materials will be discussed to provide a holistic view on life cycle of pothole repair materials and how variables in each stage could impact the durability and intended life. Finally, this course provide different asset management techniques (manual and automatic) in detecting potholes in timely manner and use proactively in budgeting and managing material procurement on project or network level.

Course Outline

  • Key understanding why potholes form and need for repair using appropriate durable materials
  • Repair Planning from material selection to successful field performance
  • Building on expert-knowledge to execute successful maintenance programs

Who Should Attend:
Road Supervisors • Municipality or County Maintenance Personnel

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 1/12/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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