The District of North Vancouver uses EZ Street cold asphalt to provide service trench reinstatements for their Waterworks Department.
As trenches are not able to be left open overnight, traditionally, cold mix has been used as a temporary holding material until the full repair is complete. At that time, the cold mix is removed and the trench is fully asphalted. This has proven to be especially difficult during winter as firstly, the cold mix often does not stay in the trench for more than an hour or two under heavy traffic and secondly, the limited availability of asphalt in the winter months combined with the very limited number of rain-free days in the North Vancouver mountains (this area could be considered a rain forest) makes scheduling repairs near impossible.
The District of North Vancouver now uses EZ Street cold asphalt extensively to surface the service trenches in place of traditional cold mix.