An asphalt driveway and several asphalt paths on our site have small potholes and areas of roughened surface. What can we use to repair the worst areas?

Watcho Bitu-Mend can be ordered online and is a no-mix, easy-to-use material for repairing potholes that will carry traffic as soon as the hole is filled.

It is suitable for potholes between 25mm and 75mm deep, in roads, car parks and paths — on bituminous and concrete surfaces. A bitumen-based patch repair, it is available in black or red and comes in 25kg packs — the black is cheaper, at £36.61. Note, you will also need a shovel and a tamper.

For worn and pitted areas in asphalt or Tarmac, the same company offers Watco Asphalt Restorer. This is also a ready-to-use, easy-to-apply product — simply pour and spread with a broom — and will take foot traffic after three or four hours, depending on the thickness used and the weather conditions.

It is generally applied as thick slurry in 1.5mm coats, with multi-coats necessary for areas of greater wear. Prices are around £45 for 20kg, excluding VAT and delivery. For details, visit www.watco.co.uk or call 01483 418418.

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