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What is an Infrared Asphalt Repair?

Infrared pavement patching is a method of blending new asphalt with infrared heated existing asphalt to create a joint-free integral patch. The machine is capable of heating the existing asphalt to a depth of approximately two inches without oxidation or burning. There is no flame in direct contact with the existing asphalt surface. The unit is also equipped with chambers which are capable of storing up to four ton of fresh bituminous materials at a consistent temperature.

Advantages of Infrared Asphalt Repair

Time. Depending on air temperature, the entire process will take from 6 to 15 minutes. The old method, involving sawing, excavating, and repaving, can take days.

Convenience. Because the thermal bond patching machine hauls asphalt which it can heat and insulate, work can be done even when asphalt plants are not operating.

No new cold joints are created; therefore, cracks don’t develop between the old pavement and the repaired area.

Cost. The thermal bond patching method is usually substantially less expensive than the old method.


♦ Repair pot holes and alligator cracked areas

♦ Repair trip hazards

♦ Restore service cuts

♦ Eliminate depressions or water holes

♦ Blend new blacktop without sawing

♦ Achieve smooth transition between blacktop and concrete joints

♦ Adjust pavement to manholes

♦ Lower high areas

♦ Repair deteriorated paving seams and railroad crossings

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