Infrared Asphalt Repairs
Infrared Asphalt Repair equipment uses “invisible heat” to emplace recycled asphalt. The equipment produces intense infrared wavelengths that reach temperatures near 1200 degrees Fahrenheit and directs them onto the bituminous surface that absorbs the wavelength and creates energy in the asphalt. The energy is heat and this heat conducts through the asphalt to the depth necessary for the scarification and repair of the damaged asphalt area.
Asphalt absorbs up to 97% of the infrared energy it is exposed to and turns it into heat. Of course this will vary depending on the darkness of the surface. Newer, darker pavement will absorb more energy and generate heat faster than old, oxidized pavement.
Time and Cost
Most repairs are completed and reopened to traffic in under 20 minutes. The crew consists of 2 men and 1 truck. The noise and mess from saw cutting, jack hammering and excavating is eliminated. Infrared Asphalt Repairs require less labor, time, materials and equipment which, in turn, translate into a more COST EFFECTIVE repair for you.
Quality and Durability
The thermal bonding of the asphalt repair with the surrounding pavement makes the repair an integral piece of the existing pavement. There are NO COLD JOINTS! The new asphalt is thermally bonded with the existing asphalt. This ensures no water or cigarette butts will ever enter between the old and new asphalt.
Depressions/Poor Water Drainage
Pavement Rumble Strips
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The Process: Step by Step
The repair area is swept clean and marked out 6" with chalk line.
The infrared chamber is placed over the repair area, and the asphalt is heated for 8 to 10 minutes.
A steel rake is used to scarify the hot asphalt within the repair aea.
Scarified material is removed to below grade to allow for new FABC.
FABC is added to the repair, and looted to grade.
The repair is compacted using a vibratory roller creating 2500 lbs per square inch of compaction.
The result is a seamless permanent to grade Infrared Restoration.
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