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About Infrared Asphalt Patching

K & H Asphalt, Sealing & Striping wants you to make an educated decision on your asphalt repairs and invites you to learn more about infrared asphalt patching, often called cold weather patching or seamless patch repair. In this process, the pavement is heated up and the existing material is raked and then rolled to finish.

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K & H Asphalt, Sealing & Striping always recommends using a permanent repair to ensure the future success of your surface.

If you have any questions about infrared patching, please let us know.

Infrared asphalt patching can be used to:

● Repair a newly installed overlay where a ravelled (deteriorated) area is heated and rolled to avoid creating new seams.

● Repair elevation adjustments.

● Repair frost heaves.

● Bond speed bumps to existing asphalt.

● Change asphalt appearance for aesthetic purposes.

Keep in mind that infrared patching is not a permanent solution and is not recommended to fix the majority of asphalt issues. In most cases, removing and replacing asphalt is your best option in cases where the pavement has failed.

Infrared asphalt repairs have a limited success rate and are not recommended for the following:

● Ravelled (deteriorating) pavement where there is not enough binder left in the pavement to hold the area together.

● Pavement that was sealed or chip sealed using coal, tar or other emulsions.

● Thin sections of asphalt. Weakening already thin pavement will likely lead to future complications.

● Asphalt cracks caused by fatigue. These are structural failures which need more permanent repairs.

● Potholes. New asphalt is needed to handle this repair correctly.

● Heavy-loading areas. You should consider strengthening the damaged area. Infrared repairs can actually weaken the surface.

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