FAQ

FAQ 2017-01-30T10:42:07+00:00

Many thanks for your interest in QPR High Performance Permanent Pavement Repair. All of us at QPR are confident that you will find QPR to be an easy and permanent solution to your pavement repair needs.
 
Below you will find a list of helpful suggestions, as well as some Questions and Answers commonly found in the use of QPR High Performance Permanent Pavement Repair. Links to other information on our website are underlined, and highlighted in blue. Please review the information carefully, and feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or comments you may have.
 
Remember, QPR is Performance Guaranteed to provide excellent results in a variety of different conditions.

For more detailed technical information, please access our Engineering Information link. For simple steps to a successful installation, check out our Easy Installation Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much QPR do I need to repair the pavement? 2014-02-24T16:28:24+00:00

Enter the dimensions in our easy to use calculator to determine the amount.

How long will it take the patch to harden completely? 2014-02-24T17:46:47+00:00

As noted on the bag, QPR is specifically designed to remain somewhat pliable after application. This allows the product to continue to fill small voids and crevices, through continued compaction. Totally filling these voids prevents water (and in the winter – ice) from getting into the repaired area, and ultimately causing your patch to fail. This engineering design is why QPR is the overwhelming choice of Highway Departments and DOT’s across North America. Remember, you can, and should begin to drive over your patch immediately, so while it may seem like it has not ‘set up’, it is performing just as it was designed to. Should you require a faster set-up time, for whatever reason, a light sprinkling of mortar dust, or Portland cement, will help to speed the curing process.

Where can I get more technical information? 2017-01-30T10:42:08+00:00

You can find this information in the Safety & Engineering page.

What is the minimum quantity that I can produce directly in our yard? 2017-01-30T10:42:08+00:00

There are a lot of variables that affect the answer to this question. Please go to the Contact page and contact your local QPR representative directly.

How fast can your portable pugmill run? 2017-01-30T10:42:08+00:00

All of our QPR portable pugmill’s can run at a rate up to 300 tons per hour.

Who will operate the pugmill during production? 2014-02-24T18:16:38+00:00

We have pugmill operators who are trained to operate our equipment as efficiently and safely as possible. All quotations will include one of our operators.

Can your pugmill be used to rejuvenate recycled asphalt pavement? (RAP) 2014-02-24T18:16:03+00:00

It most certainly can. All that is required from your end is to crush the RAP down to a manageable size such as ¾”. Our equipment has a spray bar at the end of the unit so that once your rejuvenating tanker is connected to our pugmill, it will properly coat and mix the RAP. Setup time is less then 10 minutes!

Do I need to shelter your bulk material in my yard? 2014-02-24T18:14:43+00:00

No you do not. We guarantee our material in an uncovered stockpile for a period of one year.

Do I have to meet the QPR aggregate specification? 2014-02-24T18:10:58+00:00

Yes you do. The reason for this is that our gradation has been specifically crafted in order to generate a high performing spec. The gradation we have provided you will provide your material with the best chance to perform.

How long will it take to produce a full load of QPR? 2014-02-24T18:10:11+00:00

If you are looking for a full load of material, or 800 tons, with a production rate of 300 tons per hour, we can have this load completed within three hours.

How can I become a distributor? 2017-01-30T10:42:08+00:00

Simply contact your local QPR representative and they can give you additional information. You can find a rep in your area by visiting our Contact page.

What separates QPR from the rest of the products on the market? 2014-02-24T18:04:54+00:00

What separates our product from the rest is our proprietary, water-repelling additive. Our additive will allow you to repair the damaged pavement area without the need to remove any water. Simply remove any lose debris and compact the material in two inch increments. Furthermore, each batch that we produce is specifically blended for the local climate.

Can I get QPR high performance cold mix in bulk? 2017-01-30T10:42:08+00:00

Yes you can. Depending on the quantity you need, we can either produce some bulk material directly at your location or we can put you in contact with one of our distributors. Please go to the Contact page to contact your local QPR representative or visit our Distribution Locations page to find the closest location.

When can I apply Driveway Sealer over the area I just repaired? 2014-02-24T17:46:02+00:00

As with any asphalt-based repair material, QPR must be allowed to cure prior to the application of any sealer type product. Just as you wouldn’t apply a second coat of paint before the first coat dries, you’ll need to allow QPR to ‘dry’, as well. Curing time depends on the climatic conditions at the time, but as a general rule your patch should be ready to seal in 6 months. The more compaction the patch gets, the more rapidly it will cure. A quick ‘feel test’ used by many pros is to simply place your hand on the patch. If it is still tacky, more cure time is required. If it is dry to the touch, and appears somewhat dull, rather than shiny, the patch may be sealed or treated. Remember, cosmetically, QPR is as black as the sealer you are using, so the appearance of your driveway, parking lot or patched area, will look as good as new.

Should I cover the patched area while it cures? 2014-02-24T17:47:25+00:00

Absolutely not. QPR is ready for traffic immediately following compaction. Covering the patch delays the curing process, and provides no benefit to your repair.

How deep a hole can I fill? 2014-02-24T17:47:57+00:00

As long as you compact the QPR every two inches, you can fill as deep a hole as you like. Failure to apply proper compaction every two inches, will most likely result in the failure of your patch.

Can I use QPR to build a speed bump, curb, or ramp? 2014-02-24T17:49:56+00:00

Probably not. Remember, QPR is a REPAIR material, designed to work within the confines of a hole or utility cut. Although we have had some pretty creative customers who have found ways to use QPR in situations not approved by our Engineering Department, QPR is designed solely to patch potholes and utility cuts.

I didn’t use all the QPR in the bag, can I use the remaining material later? 2014-02-24T17:50:51+00:00

Yes. Just seal the bag opening tightly, and the remaining material will stay usable for up to one-year. In a couple months, you’ll be ready for that winter pothole that always appears at the end of your driveway.

Questions regarding your patch job? We’ll be glad to help!! 2017-01-30T10:42:08+00:00

E-mail our Technical Service Department: info@qprcoldpatch.com

In response to our customers requests to talk to a real person, not an automated response line, we may have to call you back. Just leave us your name and number at (800) 388-4338 and we’ll be in touch at whatever time is most convenient for you!

How do I get this stuff off my hands? 2014-02-24T17:51:27+00:00

You can’t. QPR adheres to asphalt, steel, concrete, and skin, permanently. JUST KIDDING! Pumice soaps, orange based cleaners, or other common solvents make removing the black marks from your hands easy and worry-free.

Is QPR available in the UK and Ireland? 2014-02-24T17:54:07+00:00

Yes it is! Please visit our dedicated website for QPR pothole solutions in these countries: http://potholesolutions.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact the UK office at: +44 78 5059 0136 or Ireland office on: + 353 (1) 885 9999.

Can I become a distributor of QPR in Europe? 2014-02-24T17:54:43+00:00

Yes you can! Please contact Ireland office at: + 353 (1) 885 9999.