Trials were first conducted in the Western Cape in October 2007, where a pothole was filled on Ottery , Cape Town. To date the repair is still intact and in fact has blended into the surrounding material making it almost indistinguishable from the existing road. Since then, extensive tests and trials have been conducted throughout South Africa with incredible success.
A Community development project was undertaken in conjunction with the Ugu District in Kwa Zulu Natal during 2009. Over 5200 potholes were repaired and in excess of 70 members of the community were effectively trained as Pothole Repair Personnel.
At the beginning of 2010, A.T.S., the license holders of the MacFix® Technology and National Asphalt, a subsidiary of Raubex, listed on the J.S.E. joined forces to create National Cold Asphalt. Due to the extensive network of the National Asphalt group, incorporating Akasia Roads, situated in Bon Accord, Pretoria, National Cold Asphalt has the capabilities to produce and service virtually all nine provinces, with our Storage Grade Road Repair Material.
After extensive internal trials, the National Cold Asphalt introduces a Storage Grade Pre-Fill Base Material, ideally suited for the South African Pothole repair scenario. A large number of the potholes found on our national road network are deeper than 50mm, which in turn are expensive to repair with conventional bagged Cold Asphalt. Due to the larger aggregate size of the pre-fill base material, the amount of material required to repair the potholes is reduced by, in excess of 30%.
In 2014 National Asphalt (Pty) was bought out A.T.S. and NCA was incorporated into NA. The division has continued in the spirit of the parent company in being a leader in the development of innovative technology to benefit the communities in South Africa. In line with this spirit, NCA has added two innovative and labour based technologies to their fold - the Chippy, a labour based method of road surfacing and the LT40 (Hot mix in a Bag) Trailer. Both technologies have been developed around the promotion of SMME`s and labour based road maintenance and repair.
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Bitumen, Asphalt & Roads - Time for the Chippy
Pothole Repair Manual
Products to repair roads
Using Chippy™ a manually operated chip spreader offering road surfacing job opportunities
NCA Cold Mix - cold mix asphalt for pothole repairs
LT40 Hot Miz - hot mix asphalt for road patching and trench reinstatements