Patching asphalt is the process of repairing small areas of damaged pavement. It involves filling potholes and cracks with a hot mix asphalt patch material, which provides a durable repair to prevent further damage. Patching can also be used for surface repairs, such as filling in depressions or removing ruts caused by heavy vehicles. Asphalt patching should only be done by experienced professionals using specialized equipment to ensure quality results that will last for years.