Patching & Infrared Patching
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 patching methods.
- The area is cleaned.
- Tack coat is applied to the pothole’s perimeter.
- Asphalt is added, raked, and tamped using a mechanical tamper.
- Heat tape is applied to edges then melted in using propane torches.
Cold patching is recommended for smaller potholes. Hot patching is best suited for areas that require large amounts of asphalt.
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This type of patching is an alternative to traditional patching methods. The process involves heating up a pavement area to make it workable. Existing asphalt is then raked to cover over inconsistencies. New asphalt may be added during the raking process. The area is then rolled over to finish patching.
Common Infrared Patching Uses
- Newer pavement can be repaired without saw-cutting.
- Adjusts pavement height.
- Creates a smooth path at transition joints.
- Bonding speed bumps.
- Creating stamped patterns.
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.