Infrared Asphalt Repair

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Asphalt pavement is utilized in a variety of different applications  because of its durability, cost-effectiveness, simplicity of  construction, and strength. It is the material of choice for parking  lots across the nation because asphalt withstands heavier loads and,  when combined with proper maintenance, lasts for many years.

In order to maximize the life of your asphalt parking lot, it is  important to develop a pavement management plan involving routine  inspections and ongoing preventative maintenance.

Infrared Asphalt Repair

Infrared asphalt technology is an effective solution for critical  repairs. This unique method blends hot-mix asphalt right in with the  original and then compacts the area to create a seamless restoration. If  you notice potholes–especially in high-traffic areas, pavement heaving,  uneven surfaces surrounding catch basins (this is a common problem  resulting after several freeze-thaw cycles), or rough surfaces in drive  lanes or parking stalls, it is a good idea to consider infrared repair.

The area to be repaired will be swept or blown clean, removing all  loose aggregate, sand, and/or water. The surface area will be heated to  325 degrees for 5-10 minutes depending on the depth, season, and  existing aggregate (typically 1-to-3 inches). Once the repair area has  been heated, it will be raked to remove failed aggregate and a  rejuvenator will be applied to replenish lost oils due to oxidation.  Additional material will be applied to the area, while raking and  grading it to the proper level. Once the fresh material is placed, it  will be compacted with a multi-ton vibratory roller and/or vibratory  plate.

Infrared Benefits

Infrared rays allow deep penetration asphalt repair and reclaiming  without causing burning, scaling, or separation of the asphalt from the  aggregate. Additional benefits include: cost savings, as the project is  completed with fewer raw materials; time savings, as this repair option  takes less time than traditional asphalt resurfacing; seamless repairs,  as the patch bonds to existing surface and produces no joints for water  to penetrate; and fewer traffic interruptions, as the patch can be  driven on almost immediately. For more information about this unique  option, please contact us and we will locate an infrared asphalt installer to refer you to. L&L Industries does not offer infrared asphalt repair. This is for informational purposes only to show various options.

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