Infared Patching

A seamless reair is possible using the Infrared process because an area beyond what is to be repaired is also heated which means that the liquid asphalt (or asphaltic cement) that holds the rocks together is now workable again (Think hot glue gun, when heated to a high enough temperature the glue, or liquid asphalt in this case becomes workable. When allowed to cool it binds what it is touching together). When the reapir is compacted the new asphalt is pressed into the existing asphalt and literally glued together. Notice in the picture below that there is no seam where water can penetrate.

View the Infrared Repair Process

What Won’t Infrared Patching Do?

Infrared patching’s one limitation is that it will not fix a base problem. If an area of asphalt is deteriorating due to a weakened or insufficient base (the gravel underneath the asphalt) we can’t fix it with Infrared alone. The asphalt on top can be fixed, but the problem will likely return in the future if the root of the problem (the base in some cases) is not addressed. If you are concerned about what is causing a pavement problem, we’d be happy to look at it and let you know if Infrared would be an appropriate solution.

 

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