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The infrared process works by using propane mixed with air to increase heat. In turn, this extreme heat is absorbed by a patented ceramic blanket that, when heated, emits approximately 18,500 BTU's per square foot. In less than ten minutes the blanket will heat the asphalt to 350 degrees 2.5" deep or the carfare course in an area as large as 102 square feet per ten minute heat. The infrared heat will not burn the asphalt. Therefore the result is asphalt equivalent to fresh plant mix. In most cases, fresh mix is added from a heated hot box to bring the grade of the patch to the proper height. The patch is them compacted to form a seamless patch.
Effective in the repair of:
Failed pavement joints
Asphalt removal from wood and concrete
Oil spots in parking areas
Dips in the road/parking lot
Raising manhole and utility covers
Joint repair: concrete and asphalt
Re-grading onto existing pavement
Levelling frost heaves and trip hazards
Not only does infrared repair create a higher-quality, longer-lasting, repair by establishing a thermal bond with the surrounding pavement preventing seams for water to re-enter and cause joint failure, but it also comes with numerous other benefits to you, to your client, (and to the planet!).
Repairs can be made at a fraction of the time of conventional methods, and your road, parking lot or driveway can be open to traffic immediately after.
Savings realized in materials, manpower and machinery make infrared the only choice if you are looking for greater value over more traditional methods.
Recycling existing asphalt reduces waste by 80%, and less machinery is required to get the job done... that's something we can all feel good about!