Roads are NO MATCH for the Python Pothole Patcher!
“I read the news today—oh, boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall”
Potholes have been with us since roads began to be paved, and as any driver knows, they can cause anything from slight discomfort to major vehicle damage. Most potholes are formed over time by the effects of temperature fluctuations, freeze-thaw cycles, and wear and tear.
The Python Pothole Patcher (say that three times fast ) is the future of road repair! With this machine, roads can be repaired before they begin to really crumble. Repairing potholes while they are still small extends and protects the lives roads as well as the lives of road repair workers!
In the United States alone, it is estimated that at any given moment there are 55 million potholes, even though the USA annually invests about $68 billion in their repair! Each year vehicle owners spend 3 million dollars on repairing pothole damage, which can include tire punctures, bent wheels, and damaged suspensions.
Edmonton, Alberta, the self-proclaimed “Pothole capital of Canada,” spends $4.8 million on 450,000 potholes annually.
Only 31 percent of U.S. roads are deemed to be in good condition. In some areas, road deterioration is so great and repairs unaffordable that they are being returned to gravel.
So the next time you see a pothole patching crew on the road, send them some appreciation!