Iceland, known fondly as the “Land of Fire and Ice”, is a country of extremes, with beautiful glaciers and stunning volcanic springs located next to one another. During the winter months, temperatures can reach as low as minus 30°C which leaves the road network vulnerable to potholes and damage caused by the freeze/thaw effect.
The Department of National Roads required a repair material that could be used in all weathers providing emergency repairs to a network of highly trafficked roads. Arnardalur sf, Instarmac’s Icelandic partner, supplied UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® for these repairs.
UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® is a first time permanent pothole repair which has been continuously developed over the past 35 years and used all around the world with excellent results. It is being used on a daily basis in all climates, from the snow bound island of Hokkaido in Japan, to the tropical monsoon hit roads of Malaysia, in the freezing cold Scandinavian winters, the heat of the Namibian desert and the temperate climates of Europe.
There are many cold lay asphalt products available, but UltraCrete backs up its technical claims! Strength is gained by compaction, becoming stronger the more traffic that travels over it, making it perfect for busy roads, such as those in Reykjavik where daily traffic reaches 60,000 cars per day!
Applied in 3 easy steps – clean, pour compact – UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® can be applied in all weathers including hot, wet and cold – it can even be used in the freezing Icelandic temperatures.
What’s more, potholes repaired with UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® can be trafficked instantly making it ideal for countries such as Iceland where, during the winter, daylight is limited to only 4 hours per day and therefore a rapid repair is essential.
UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® certainly excelled in the unique conditions Iceland has to offer. One contractor commented: “It is easy to work with and can be used in wet and cold weather. It also lasts longer in the potholes compared to what we have been used to.”
This innovative material has been independently tested by the British Board of Agrément and is proven to be a quality, flexible and durable solution for first time, permanent pothole repairs.