INFRARED PROCESS FOR ASPHALT PATCHING

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 10 minutes the blanket will heat the asphalt to 350 degrees 2.5″ deep or the surface course in an area as large as 102 square feet per 10 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 then compacted to form a seamless patch.

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Applications for Infrared Heaters on Asphalt surfaces
Utility cuts
Potholes
Failed pavement joints
Oil Spots in parking areas
Cracked areas with no sub base failure
Settled areas such as dips in the road/parking lot or birdbaths
 
Reshaping asphalt to allow proper drainage & unwanted run-off.
Levelling frost heaves or trip hazards
Raising manhole & utility covers after resurfacing
Re-grading asphalt after driveway has sunk from garage entrance.
Adding asphalt onto existing pavement such as speed bumps and handicap ramps
Removing asphalt from wooden bridges decks or concrete parking structures
Make or repair joint between concrete and asphalt
Repair of approaches to bridge decks and railways crossings
Reshape areas around manhole covers to avoid damage to/from snowplows

 

Advantages of Infrared Patching

- 100% Recycling

- Seamless Joints

- Year Round Hot Asphalt

- Less Traffic Disruption

- Off Hour Repairs

- Repairs can be made in less than 20 minutes

 

Reduced Environmental Impact

- Reduced Material

- Reduced Trucks and Equipment

- Reduced Expenses

 

Why Should You Choose Infrared Asphalt Repair?

 
  • Time Repairs can be made in a fraction of the time of conventional methods. Your road parking lot or driveway can be open to traffic immediately after the repair.
  • Quality - Infrared repair creates a thermal bonding with the surrounding pavement making the repair an integral piece of the pavement. This means not seams for water to re-enter and cause joint failure.
  • Recycle - Most existing asphalt is recycled leaving little or no waste material.  Material sent to be dumped is reduced by 80%.
  • Labor - repair are fast and simple Two men and about 20 minutes is all that is needed for a typical repair.
  • Cost - the saving realized in materials, manpower and machinery make infrared repair the only choice if you are looking for a great value at less expense than conventional methods.