ROSELLE, NJ - The Pothole Killers descended onto the Gordon Street Bridge on Friday morning for a demonstration to officials of their Mastic Melter and Crack Sealing Machine. The demonstration showed with the right machinery you can fix anything from a pothole to road cracks, even if it’s on a bridge that under all of the blacktop is all wood.
Roselle DPW Supervisor Luis Mollinedo and Business Administrator Jack Layne were at the bridge for the demonstration to see not only how quickly a hole could be filled, but how to protect current roads that are cracking. It was demonstrated that by being proactive the Brough could prevent the current cracks in the road today, from being next year’s potholes.
According to Mollinedo, this machine could save the borough a lot of time in man-hours. An area that would normally take at least a half a day or more to pave, could be fixed in 30 minutes with this machine saving the Borough time and money.
In the video below, you can see the process of filling a hole and also how to seal the cracks to prevent future potholes from happening, and the outcome is that it lasts for years.
Pothole Killers Brian Preski talks about the process in detail in the interview video below.
Pothole Killers Owner, Lew Tarlini also stated they are open to the possibility of a Co-Op with other nearby towns to group together to help reduce the cost for everyone by bringing in the equipment for a longer period of time and each town can share the time making it more cost-effective.
The Borough's DPW Dept. used Pothole Killers this year to quickly repair many of the roads that were in need of repairing, saving the taxpayer's money by not needing to repave so many roads. The product used by this company keeps those repairs lasting for over 10 years.
Today's demonstration was just that, and according to Layne, no contracts or other details have been discussed at this time. "We are just looking into it," Layne said.
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