We apply infrared patching techniques when pavement issues such as potholes, alligatored and excessively raveled areas and major cracks are present.
The process involves heating the asphalt to a working temperature of 300 degrees, penetrating the asphalt to a depth of 3” to 4”. This takes just under 10 minutes per area.
After removing deteriorated asphalt and raking in new asphalt, we use a vibratory roller to ensure proper compaction of the new patch. This process ties the edges of the new patch into the surrounding asphalt without seams.
The finished product has the same or better life expectancy as the surrounding pavement. The repair is frequently up to 50% less expensive than removal scopes and involves considerably less impact on tenant and customer traffic. Infrared is arguably the best patch available for the money.
We handle failed areas and liability concerns without the major scope of repaving. Our proven technique of patching asphalt allows for repair in a cost-effective way.
- The broken, failed or liability areas are identified as issues that should be corrected.
- The areas are cut square with a jackhammer or sawcut (depending on the region or by request) and excavated to the aggregate subbase.
- Asphalt is installed at an average compact depth of 3”.
- Finally, edges are sealed with asphalt emulsion to improve bonding with the surrounding existing asphalt.
In situations involving a large amount of patching in one parking lot or roadway, asphalt milling (or scarifying) is also an option. This process takes advantage of specialized milling equipment, which typically decreases excavation time.