How to Get the Asphalt Patch to Dry Faster?

Asphalt Patch Drying Tips

Quick repair of potholes or other pavement disintegration helps control further deterioration and expensive repair of the pavement. This is the reason why we have to do asphalt patching. It is the process of filling potholes or excavated areas in the asphalt pavement. If you’re an asphalt repair contractor or an asphalt contractor, then you might be looking for tips on how to speed up the drying time of an asphalt patch.


The higher the temperature is the quicker the asphalt will dry. However, this can be dangerous. So, if you want to speed up the process and increase the chances of the asphalt patch drying before it can affect your asphalt surface, then spread the asphalt with a hairdryer or by using a hot air gun.


The higher the humidity is the slower it will dry. It does not make sense if you think about it because if the humidity is high then the temperature is also high, but the temperature will not have as much of an impact on the speed of the drying process.

Clean Area

You can also speed up the drying of your asphalt by keeping the area around your parking lot clean. If you see any weeds, you should get rid of them right away, and you should also make sure that your parking lot is free of leaves and other debris. By maintaining a clean parking lot, you will make sure that your asphalt will dry much sooner.

Asphalt Type

The type of asphalt will influence how fast it will dry. Asphalt that has been heated to more than 150 degrees Fahrenheit will dry faster than asphalt that has not been heated up. So, the asphalt type really matters.

If you would like to avail our asphalt patching services or you want to know some information on the services and products Professional Asphalt Company offers, please do not hesitate to call us at (951) 426-4849 anytime or visit our office in Perris, CA. We will be happy to serve you.

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