Infrared patching is an extremely effective and cost efficient means of pavement repair. Unlike other patching methods, infrared asphalt restoration is a permanent repair solution, creating a seamless patch in your pavement with no way for water to leek in and cause damage. It can be done in extreme cold weather for emergency situations (where other patching methods cannot), minimizing further damage and deterioration caused by waiting for weather to improve.
With infrared patching, there is no need for milling, sawing, jack-hammering or excess equipment. It requires fewer people to operate and far fewer resources overall. This saves both time and money, making it cost-efficient and effective means of repair.
The infrared method utilizes a panel that heats existing pavement to 30 times the temperature of new asphalt. The asphalt becomes soft, allowing a hot liquid binder and fresh asphalt to me mixed directly into the existing pavement. The pavement is then leveled to the proper height and compacted with a roller.
Infrared patching is excellent repair for catch basins, water puddles, grooves from heavy equipment, potholes, curb failures, oil spots, failed joints or seams and other hazardous or unleveled pavement conditions.
While infrared’s effectiveness, time and cost-saving aspects are phenomenal in and of themselves, here is something that makes it even better: infrared patching technology is the cleanest, greenest and most environmentally conscious technology available in pavement repair. The existing asphalt is literally recycled into the new pavement, requiring very little new asphalt. There are no waste products, eliminating hazardous waste. With this technology also being less expensive and a permanent repair solution, there is no better way to go in pavement patching.