Discover the Benefits of Infrared Asphalt Repair
There isn’t anyone who is fond of seeing potholes on local roads. Not only are they a horrible eyesore, but they also pose a safety threat to motorists every single day. In most cities and towns, it seems like it takes forever for crews to come out and tend to potholes, and even then, the repairs never seem to last very long. Infrared asphalt repair is the new frontier when it comes to pothole repair, and the sooner Kingston & Thousand Island businesses and municipalities get on board, the better off we’ll all be.
Potential Issues with Traditional Pothole Repair
If we are judging traditional pothole repair purely by results, it would usually get a failing grade. Typically, we see issues that include poor adhesion, water infiltration, cracks and dents, or buckling in high temperatures. Quite often, traditional pothole repair efforts end up being temporary with the promise of a permanent solution in the future, which inevitably leads to a continuing cycle. Infrared asphalt repair has the potential to disrupt this pattern and create results that are safe, long-lasting and look great.
What Is Infrared Asphalt Repair?
Infrared asphalt repair refers to the repair and restoration of damaged asphalt using infrared heating technology. Infrared rays are used to heat the damaged area of asphalt so it is around 300 to 350 degrees F. Once the asphalt is heated, it becomes pliable and can be smoothed to remove any damaged or worn areas, or in the case of potholes, new asphalt can be added and then compacted and sealed for the smoothest finish possible.
The Many Benefits of Infrared Asphalt Repair
When you make the switch to infrared asphalt repair from traditional methods, you’re going to notice a range of benefits that can’t be ignored. It is a viable option when it comes to pothole repair, but you can also use it for any type of pavement repair as part of an overall pavement maintenance program. Here are some of the most notable benefits:
Faster completion times
Using traditional methods of pavement maintenance and pothole repair, it can take hours or sometimes even days due to the complexity of the process. With infrared asphalt repair, the process is simplified to the point that most repairs are completed in less than an hour. This time savings helps cut costs and leaves repair crews available for other jobs to help improve overall efficiency.
One of the big issues with pavement repair, in general, is water getting into the asphalt. With infrared repair, the existing pavement is softened and rejuvenated, allowing it to bond with new asphalt to create a seamless repair. The new asphalt is less likely to crumble, crack, or separate, which will keep water on the outside where it belongs and won’t threaten the integrity of the pavement.
Cost-effectiveness is always a factor when it comes to road and pavement repair. When using infrared repair, there is less equipment needed, fewer workers, lower material costs, and fewer return visits required for additional repairs. All of this adds up to saving money at almost every step of the process. It’s important to note that despite the cost savings, the quality of the repair is actually better than traditional methods, so you’re saving money for a better-quality result.
Less equipment and less new asphalt mean less impact on the environment. Looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint is something every business and government agency is interested in. By reducing the need for new materials and reducing energy consumption that’s related to transportation and the repair process, infrared asphalt repair is an environmentally friendly option.
There is usually quite a bit less waste when IRR is used for pavement maintenance and pothole repair. When infrared technology is used, it allows for more precise and targeted repairs, which minimizes the amount of asphalt that has to be replaced and removed from the site. We can recycle almost all of the original asphalt patch right there on the spot instead of throwing it away and replacing it.
Infrared technology isn’t only good for fixing potholes. It is a versatile repair method that can be used for a wide range of different asphalt repairs. This makes it a viable option for roadways, parking lots, walkways, and any other area of pavement that is damaged and requires a high-quality repair.
Fewer Disruptions to Traffic
Most people are familiar with the frustrating traffic disruptions that take place when potholes are repaired. Quite often, entire lanes of traffic are closed for hours at a time. But this isn’t an issue when it comes to infrared pothole repair. The patch of asphalt that’s repaired can be driven on almost immediately, which helps keep lanes of traffic open and reduces frustration levels for everyone.
If you use infrared asphalt repair for parking lots, walkways, and other areas where public foot traffic is common, the quality of repair will help reduce your liability. The likelihood of trip and fall issues will be lower as the new asphalt forms a seamless bond with the existing pavement.
Exceptional Pothole and Pavement Repair with EverLine Coatings
When you trust your Kingston & Thousand Islands pothole repair and pavement maintenance to a leading service provider like our team at EverLine Coatings, you can feel confident your asphalt troubles will soon be behind you. We are industry leaders when it comes to pavement repair and maintenance, with innovative products and techniques that ensure your pavement is in tip-top shape all year round.
If you’d like to learn more about our infrared asphalt repair services, or have any questions about pavement repair and maintenance, get in touch with us today.
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- Frontenac County
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- Kawartha Lakes
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- Town of Prescott
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