Infrared Asphalt Patching: A Sustainable Repair Option for Your Pavement!

Infrared Asphalt Patching: A Sustainable Repair Option for Your Pavement!

The asphalt in Pasadena is embracing winters, and with it, a higher probability of freeze/thaw damage to an already neglected asphalt pavement is in the works. If you missed out on your fall asphalt pavement maintenance & repair schedule, all the more reason to worry. Winters are already paving off-season, so tough luck finding a contractor to offer more than a cold mix or UMP patch for those potholes & alligators on your turf.

But wait, there is one method, guaranteed to be as tough on your pavement as it is beneficial to your pocket & the environment. Meet infrared asphalt patching, your sustainable asphalt remediation companion. You are lucky if that many contractors in the area offer the service, but one thing is for sure: Standard Striping has standards in their offerings!

Operational Benefits

A conventional patching job; takes a team of men to get the job done. There is much noise pollution and use of jackhammers, a lot of dust gets kicked up. The job is even easier with the infrared plates set up and takes as few as a three-person crew. The labor costs are significantly reduced for the paving contractor, reflecting reasonable repair costs for clients. Another operational advantage is the non-existent need for excavation or saw cutting equipment, no routing or stamping, just direct heating, scarifying, and rolling. Varying infrared plate sizes make it possible to work almost any pothole without the need to locate underground utilities or disrupt traffic too long.

An Economic Edge

Infrared patching mainly uses the existing asphalt, so very little new material is added, which reduces sourcing costs by 80% and increases material utility by 90%. With little to no new material needed, transport & production costs also go down, allowing for economical pavement repair rates and faster patching project completion. Plus, infrared asphalt patching is a permanent repair even in cold temperatures!

Low Environmental Impact

Infrared asphalt patching is sustainable because it allows the recycling of old asphalt millings and shredded shingles into the patch. The technology also allows the patch’s surrounding material to be recycled into the new surface. This significantly reduces the need to prepare new material, which reduces diesel consumption by dump truck services as material runs are cut down. The overall carbon footprint of the patching method is advantageously less than conventional methods.

Relatively High-Value Returns

Infrared asphalt patching has been proven time and again to be a reliable patching method at temperatures where hot mix would never hold out on its own in cold weather. When the heating plates soften the top asphalt layer for scarifying and new material is added, a solid and non-porous seal is formed around the patch. This prevents any water intrusion that can aggravate free/thaw and pavement distortion. The patched surface is smooth and impervious to damage for a long time. That saves you on excess maintenance & repair costs!

Standard Striping might sound like we do more with stripes than asphalt, but as your local paving experts in Pasadena, MD, we beg to differ!

Forgot to fix your potholed pavement? Get a free quote, then book us for a patching job!