Potholes occur when moisture penetrates cracks, the cracks increase in size, and asphalt breaks off into smaller pieces. Potholes are dangerous because they can cause damage to pedestrians and vehicles. Asphalt patching and infrared patching repairs parking lot potholes. Pavement Solutions offers cold, hot, and infrared patching methods.
This type of patching is an alternative to traditional patching methods. The process involves heating up a pavement area to make it workable. Top lift of existing asphalt is removed. New asphalt will be added to existing asphalt, along with a liquid rejuvenator, during the raking process. The repaired area is then compacted with a vibratory roller.
Common Infrared Patching Uses
- Repairing newer pavements without needing to saw-cut.
- Adjusting the pavement height and pitch.
- Creating a smooth path at transition joints.
- Bonding speed bumps.
Infrared Patching Advantages
- Time – The entire process takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
- No Seams – The old pavement and patch area is seamless.
- Cost-Effective – Infrared patching requires less labor