Why choose Infrared to repair asphalt pavement?
- Time - repairs can be
made in a fraction of the time of conventional
methods. A typical 5íx7í repair takes 20 minutes to
complete. The road can be re-opened to traffic
immediately after the repair.
- Quality - the thermal
bonding of the asphalt repair with the surrounding
pavement makes the repair an integral piece of the
pavement. No cold seam is left for water to re-enter
and cause joint failure.
- Recycle - existing
asphalt is reused, leaving little or no wasted
material. This means less handling and disposal costs.
- Labor - repairs are
fast and simple. Two men and twenty minutes are all
that are needed for a typical repair.
- Cost - the savings
realized in materials, manpower and machinery make
infrared repairs less expensive than conventional
Isnít IR restoration too expensive?
No. Infrared restoration
is more cost effective than traditional full-depth
patching and mill and pave repairs. Consider the savings
in manpower, time, machinery and materials by not having
to cutout, remove, replace, transport and dispose of
large quantities of asphalt. In addition, the end result
is a seamless restoration that is thermally bonded to
the surrounding pavement.
Isnít IR restoration only good for small areas?
No. Infrared can be used
economically on large trenches and patches as well. This
is achieved by using multiple heats in succession.
Can IR be used to correct a sub-base problem?
No. Infrared addresses the
asphalt course of the roadway only. Nothing short of
excavating and making repairs to the sub-base will correct
this problem. Infrared restoration is still the most
effective repair to the asphalt once the sub-base problem
has been corrected.
Is IR restoration permanent?
Yes. A correctly installed
IR repair will restore the damaged area to the condition
and useful life of the pavement around the repair.
Pavement deterioration around the restoration will
eventually effect the restoration over time.