In the City of Santee, there are 112 miles of pavement, and somewhere within that vast amount of street miles are potholes. In order to address the potholes we regularly schedule a crew to perform this work. Most potholes are filled in one to five days.
We use the following method for fixing potholes. The City crew uses a hot mix patch truck that patches the street with ¼ inch or ½ inch asphalt. They start by first cleaning out the hole. Then they oil the pothole, fill it with hot mix and compact it with a roller.
In the winter or in bad weather, we also use a propriety cold mix type material to fill potholes temporarily until they can they can be scheduled for major repairs under better conditions.
If you encounter potholes in your travels, get the address or location of the problem and call
619-258-4100 extension 188 during or after regular work hours, and leave a message.
The recording is available to you 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week and messages are transcribed each day.
Last updated date: 2/23/2009 4:47:20 PM