Knowing about the different types of asphalt repairs helps you make the right choice for your parking lot in Orlando, Florida and the surrounding areas. With many types of pavement damage, it isn’t necessary to tear up the entire area and start over from scratch. Instead, our paving contractors prefer to do our best to preserve precious resources by exploring new ways to do repairs. Infrared asphalt repair requires special equipment and a high degree of expertise, but it has amazing benefits for transforming a paved lot when you work with professionals who know how to perform the service with precision.
WHAT IS INFRARED ASPHALT REPAIR?
Infrared repairs use heat to break down the existing, damaged asphalt materials. Once the current pavement is broken down, new materials are mixed in to reinforce its strength before the contractors perform the final steps of compacting the surface and allowing it to cure. Infrared repairs are an option for areas of pavement that don’t have damage that reaches to the base layers.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS TYPE OF REPAIR WORK?
In Florida, we often have to wait to do certain repair projects during times when the outdoor temperatures are too hot or cold for the asphalt to mix, pour and set properly. Infrared repairs can be done at any time of the year, which helps to reduce your wait time. Being able to reclaim some of the older asphalt also helps to reduce the cost for materials, and people love how our contractors can create seamless repairs that often look better than the pavement did before. Without seams, pavement also tends to last longer, since there won’t be any joints leftover that could allow water to seep into the lower layers.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS INVOLVED IN DOING AN INFRARED REPAIR?
The success of an infrared repair depends upon the contractor making the right diagnosis for the problem. Our contractors carefully inspect the pavement to ensure that there is not likely to be damage to the base layer. If all looks good, then they’ll begin by cleaning the pavement so that only the purest materials are used to create the new asphalt. Next, a contractor uses a special machine to heat up the damaged pavement. This portion of the procedure requires an experienced contractor that knows how to avoid overheating the area, which can burn the asphalt. Once the current pavement is prepped, the rejuvenating material is mixed in and the contractors will finish the whole process up by smoothing and compacting the area.
FIND OUT IF INFRARED ASPHALT REPAIR WORKS FOR YOUR PROJECT
Parking Specialities is proud to offer the option of using infrared asphalt repairs for a more eco-friendly approach to parking lot and road care. For projects that require more intensive solutions, we also offer asphalt paving, and we always recommend finishing up with parking lot striping, parking lot maintenance and asphalt sealcoating to keep the pavement in the best condition. We’re available 24/7 at 352-255-7951 to answer your questions about infrared repairs, or you can opt to send us a quote request using our online form.