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Asphalt patching is a common asphalt repair on areas of asphalt pavement with potholes. Potholes occur when water seeps into asphalt pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks. When the water freezes, it expands and enlarges the cracks in the asphalt. When the ice under the pavement melts, a void is left. The surrounding asphalt pavement falls into the void and forms a pothole.
Benefits of Infrared Asphalt Repairing
Infrared asphalt repairs allow deep penetration repair and recycling without causing burning, scaling, or separation of the asphalt from the aggregate. Other benefits of asphalt repair over asphalt replacement include: cost savings because the project is completed with less raw materials; time savings because this repair option takes less time than traditional asphalt resurfacing; seamless asphalt repairs are better and last longer because the patch bonds to existing surface and produces no joints for water to penetrate and fewer traffic interruptions because the patch can be driven on almost immediately. For more information about this unique asphalt repair option, please contact us.
Infrared patching: Heat existing asphalt surface, remove damaged asphalt, add new or recycled hot mix to area, set the grade and compact. Large or small asphalt repairs can be performed.
Asphalt patching: Areas that have base deterioration or other damage that is beyond repair will be corrected and new pavement will be installed.
In more extreme cases of asphalt failure, a long-term and cost-effective solution is to resurface the asphalt pavement (also referred to as overlay). If you notice grade depressions (standing water on the pavement) and/or large sections of alligatored areas (interconnecting cracks in the asphalt, which forms a series of blocks resembling an alligator's skin), it is a good idea to have your pavement resurfaced.
A.A.T. Infra-Red, Inc. is the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area's leader for all of your residential or commercial asphalt paving and installation, asphalt sealcoating and parking lot striping, concrete paving and concrete pouring, concrete flatwork, concrete lifting and concrete levelling (concrete repairs) and infra-red asphalt repairs. We also handle all of your asphalt maintenance and concrete maintenance needs. We have built a reputation of quality work, timely service, and competitive prices.
Asphalt Repair - How it Works
Infrared Asphalt Repair and Asphalt Patching Process
Infrared Asphalt Repair Process - Step OneWe locate your area in need of repair and prepare a sketch.Contact Us About Asphalt Repair
Infrared Asphalt Repair Process - Step ThreeOnce the pavement is sufficiently softened, the heater is removed. A steel rake is used to cut a square around the damage, leaving at least 6" of the heated surface undisturbed. The rake is then used to scarify the asphalt inside the square area.Contact Us About Asphalt Repair
Infrared Asphalt Repair Process - Step FourThen an "asphaltic" rejuvenator is sprayed onto the existing asphalt to replace the light oils that have oxidized out with age. Fresh Hot Mix asphalt is added to bring the low area back up to grade.Contact Us About Asphalt Repair
Infrared Asphalt Repair Process - Step FiveThe patch is now level with the existing surface.Contact Us About Asphalt Repair
Infrared Asphalt Repair Process - Step SixProper compaction is applied with a vibratory plate or asphalt roller to insure that the edges of the restoration are heat-seamed to the heated existing pavement.Contact Us About Asphalt Repair
Infrared Asphalt Repair Process - Step SevenCompleted repairs are ready for traffic in less than 2 hours!Contact Us About Asphalt Repair
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