Finally, all material savings, including the mix itself and application equipment, need to be factored into the total amount of ROI. Spray patching still requires mix material, and the subsequent cost of it can’t be eliminated. But because the process doesn’t waste material, it ends up working out to be much less cost over time. And with just one piece of equipment needed, fuel, maintenance and repair costs plummet.
While all of the actual numbers will vary depending on each individual operation, it’s clear that savings abound when using spray injection patching.
By Pete Kulp is Product Manager, VT LeeBoy
2. Larger models of spray patchers can hold up to 5 cubic yards of aggregate.
1. A spray patcher is able to operate without interrupting traffic flow. In this photo, the operator is demonstrating the process to the passenger.