UltraCrete Instant Road Repair Excels in the Land of Fire and Ice

Instarmac’s Icelandic partner, Arnardalur srf. have supplied UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® to the Department of National Roads for a number of emergency repairs throughout Reykjavik.

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 srf. supplied UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® cold lay asphalt 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 repair products available, but UltraCrete backs up its technical claims! Strength is gained by compaction, becoming stronger  the more traffic 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.

For further information on UltraCrete Instant Road Repair®, and the other highway maintenance materials available from Instarmac, please visit instarmacinternational.com or email international@instarmac.com.

To contact Arnardalur srf. please call 00354 8989 556 or email sverrirt@centrum.is.