We are proud to announce that we now offer “Infrared Pavement Repair”. If you have one or more of the following issues, an Infrared Pavement Repair may be the perfect application: potholes, utility trench that settled or has sagged, a small bird bath or sag in pedestrian walkway, or minor failure around a storm sewer inlet.
What is Infrared Asphalt Repair?
It is a process that heats up the existing asphalt (called a “burn”) to a working temperature, enabling the surface to be graded, rolled, and compacted to effectively repair it. After the “burn”, and before the compaction phase, additional virgin asphalt may be added to the surface to fill in voids caused from material that was misplaced after the failure. The (Patriot) truck that performs the “burns” carries the additional virgin material in a hot box to be added as necessary.
Why Infrared Pavement Repairs?
Two major benefits of infrared repairs are cost and time. The process keeps manpower to a minimum, therefore keeping the cost of the repair to a minimum. The time it takes to repair a pothole or failure with infrared is about 1/4 of the time it takes for a total removal and repair of asphalt, allowing interruption of the area to be kept at a minimum.
American Sealcoating & Maintenance boasts one of the industry’s most unique and low-cost alternatives to conventional asphalt repair. Our Infrared unit referred to as the “Patriot” is equipped with a 6’ X 8’ screen that can reheat existing potholes in the asphalt to a workable temperature. We then rake off some of the old weathered top layer of asphalt and dispose of it, replacing it with new asphalt that we carry with us in our 2-ton controlled hot box. We then re-level and roll it out to create a new permanent fix that can be open to traffic almost immediately. We keep the cost low by mostly reusing your existing asphalt and keeping the disposal to a minimum.