INFRARED PATCHING. A state of the art, long lasting and inexpensive method of asphalt repair in comparison with conventional methods.
The Basics Of Infrared Asphalt Patching
At Devlin Construction Ltd. we strongly believe in the importance asphalt repairs and maintenance has on the life of your pavement surface. This is why we offer Infrared Patching, this method of asphalt repair and road repair services offers state of the art technology and application method that is a long lasting and inexpensive solution in comparison to conventional asphalt repair methods.
We are only one of a few select companies in Edmonton that offer Infrared Asphalt Patching and own all of our own state of the art Infrared equipment. The Infrared technology is still not widely known in Alberta and so we would like to introduce you to the principles of the Infrared and show you how you can apply these principles to permanent road repair and asphalt reclaiming.
APPLICATIONS FOR INFRARED USAGE
How We Provide Better Asphalt Patches & Road Repairs at Lower Costs.
Let us take a typical utility cut for example:
CONVENTIONAL METHOD: After the backfill is replaced and compacted, a few inches of temporary asphalt patch is placed to cap the trench. Depending on traffic and weather conditions, this patch may need constant care to keep it in place until the trench is settled sufficiently to allow the permanent patch to be placed. The permanent patch usually calls for cutting 6 to 12 inches beyond the original cut, removing this material, as well as the temporary patch material, and replacing with new asphaltic concrete.
INFRARED METHOD: Done permanently in much less time and is less expensive. In place of the temporary cold patch material we suggest using permanent hot mix asphalt in sufficient depth immediately after backfill of the trench. After a 30 to 90 day settlement period, INFRARED is applied to the patch. This old material and the new material will be softened. As soon as the material is workable, it will be raked 6 to 12 inches beyond the original cut to blend the joint together. New hot material will be added, as necessary to bring to grade. Proper compaction of this heated material will create a thermal bond to the surrounding pavement.
When comparing INFRARED to any other method of asphalt patching and repair, it is obvious that this is the most permanent and least expensivemethod of repairing cuts in asphaltic concrete pavement. It saves the cost of a temporary patch and the cost of cutting the pavement and removing the cold patch material. Highway Departments, Utility Companies, private industry, or wherever pavement problems occur, we welcome the opportunity to solve your pavement patching problems and to demonstrate the quality and cost effectiveness of this method.