Welcome Lowe’s customers!
Many thanks for your recent purchase of QPR Pavement Repair Material. All of us at QPR are confident that you will find QPR Pothole Repair to be an easy and permanent solution to your pavement repair needs.
Below you will find a list of helpful suggestions, as well as some Questions and Answers commonly found in the use of QPR Pavement Repair Material. Links to other information on our website are underlined, and highlighted in blue. Please review the information carefully, and feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or comments you may have. Remember, QPR is Performance Guaranteed to provide excellent results in a variety of different conditions.
For more detailed technical information, please access our Engineering Information link. Just click the yellow text to be transported to that page. For simple steps to a successful installation, check out our Easy Installation Guide.
Commonly Asked Questions
- How much QPR® do I need to repair the pavement?
- When can I apply Driveway Sealer over the area I just repaired?
- How long will it take the patch to harden completely?
- Should I cover the patched area while it cures?
- How deep a hole can I fill?
- Can I use QPR® to build a speed bump, curb, or ramp?
- I didn’t use all the QPR® in the bag, can I use the remaining material later?
- How do I get this stuff off my hands?
- Questions regarding your patch job? We’ll be glad to help!!
- Is QPR available in the UK and Ireland?
- Can I become a distributor of QPR in Europe?
Enter the dimensions in our easy to use calculator to determine the amount.
As with any asphalt-based repair material, QPR® must be allowed to cure prior to the application of any sealer type product. Just as you wouldn’t apply a second coat of paint before the first coat dries, you’ll need to allow QPR® to ‘dry’, as well. Curing time depends on the climatic conditions at the time, but as a general rule your patch should be ready to seal in 6 months. The more compaction the patch gets, the more rapidly it will cure. A quick ‘feel test’ used by many pros is to simply place your hand on the patch. If it is still tacky, more cure time is required. If it is dry to the touch, and appears somewhat dull, rather than shiny, the patch may be sealed or treated. Remember, cosmetically, QPR® is as black as the sealer you are using, so the appearance of your driveway, parking lot or patched area, will look as good as new.
As noted on the bag, QPR® is specifically designed to remain somewhat pliable after application. This allows the product to continue to fill small voids and crevices, through continued compaction. Totally filling these voids prevents water (and in the winter – ice) from getting into the repaired area, and ultimately causing your patch to fail. This engineering design is why QPR® is the overwhelming choice of Highway Departments and DOT’s across North America. Remember, you can, and should begin to drive over your patch immediately, so while it may seem like it has not ‘set up’, it is performing just as it was designed to. Should you require a faster set-up time, for whatever reason, a light sprinkling of mortar dust, or Portland cement, will help to speed the curing process.
Absolutely not. QPR® is ready for traffic immediately following compaction. Covering the patch delays the curing process, and provides no benefit to your repair.
As long as you compact the QPR® every two inches, you can fill as deep a hole as you like. Failure to apply proper compaction every two inches, will most likely result in the failure of your patch.
Probably not. Remember, QPR® is a REPAIR material, designed to work within the confines of a hole or utility cut. Although we have had some pretty creative customers who have found ways to use QPR® in situations not approved by our Engineering Department, QPR® is designed solely to patch potholes and utility cuts.
Yes. Just seal the bag opening tightly, and the remaining material will stay usable for up to one-year. In a couple months, you’ll be ready for that winter pothole that always appears at the end of your driveway.
You can’t. QPR® adheres to asphalt, steel, concrete, and skin, permanently. JUST KIDDING! Pumice soaps, orange based cleaners, or other common solvents make removing the black marks from your hands easy and worry-free.
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Yes it is! Please visit our dedicated website for QPR pothole solutions in these countries: http://potholesolutions.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact the UK office on: +44 78 5059 0136 or Ireland office on: + 353 (1) 885 9999.
Yes you can! Please contact Ireland office on: + 353 (1) 885 9999.