How to properly repair a pothole?

The pothole is over excavated and cut to create a straight edge. When the excess asphalt is removed, an adhesive (tack coat) is applied and the new asphalt placed in layers not to exceed 2 inches and compacted with a steel drum roller.

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1. How do potholes develop?
2. Why do so many potholes surface in the spring?
3. How to properly repair a pothole?
4. Why do the temporary repairs only last a short time?
5. What is the Town of Taos responsible for?
6. Who can I call to report a pothole?