CHARLOTTE— Sakrete®, North America’s original dry cement mix brand, has launched U.S. Cold Patch®, a ready-to-use, recycled asphalt product used to permanently repair potholes, depressions or cracks in any asphalt or concrete surface.  It meets the strictest California emissions standards and can be applied year-round in all regions of the country which are subject to cutback asphalt restrictions as part of an effort to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ground-level ozone pollution.

This innovative product is made from nearly 60 percent recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), diverting about two-thirds of a ton of RAP from landfills for every ton of U.S. Cold Patch produced. The product also reduces VOC emissions by at least 60 percent versus medium-cure cutback asphalt patching materials, and by over 70 percent versus rapid-cure cutback asphalt patching materials. The product is odorless, has the longest shelf life of any cold asphalt material, and cleans up with only soap and water.

Sakrete U.S. Cold Patch is easy to use. It is applied directly from the package to the problem area and is tamped down or rolled over with a vehicle wheel for good compaction. It sets up immediately and does not require curing.  Because Sakrete U.S. Cold Patch is permanent, the total cost of installation is lower than that of traditional patching products.  Patched areas are immediately available for traffic, will not need re-patching over time, and can be repaved without removal of the patched area.

Sakrete U.S. Cold Patch is available in 50 lb. bags at home centers and other quality building material retailers.  It is also available in 3,000 lb bulk bags.

Sakrete was founded in 1936 and is the original dry packaged cement mix brand in the world.  The Sakrete brand is owned and managed by Sakrete of North America, a division of Bonsal American/Oldcastle.  For more information on Sakrete, call 1-800-738-1621 or visit the company’s website at http://www.sakrete.com.