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infared pothole repair

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by Dwan Hall, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. ASPHALT04

    ASPHALT04 Well-Known Member

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    Dwan Hall;
    I don't know if adding asphalt oil would do much unless you could mix it in the full depth of the asphalt and at that I don't know what the outcome would be either.
    With asphalt the oil is aways working its way to the top anyways and once it has stopped thats when the asphalt pavement begins to fail because it loses it flexibility and cohesiveness.
    I don't have all the answers and I just speak from my experience.
     
  2. cat320

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    what about adding a rubber into the mix like they are doing on some state highways here supost to make it last longer ? maybe make it bind together better?
     
  3. Dwan Hall

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    cat320,
    We have some of that rubberized asphalt on the school track. Kind of cool stuff but I don't have axises to any for myself to try. Not sure it would work in spot applications but if it was available I would be willing to test it on a patch.

    ASPHALT04,
    In some of my readings I have herd of spaying a light amount or rejuvenater (sp) in with the mix. I cant get that here ether.
    For what I have been able to accomplish so far I am going to stick with the co. and engineer I bought this thing from until I can get it to fail. I know it is not a cure all and there will be a lot of places it does not work. For that I can fall back on the asphalt co. whom I work with striping there parking lots. But for the 1/2 doz. jobs I have done so far it has worked as advertised or close to it.
    I am learning so much at this old age.
     
  4. Tacodriver

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    I was wondering if the I R heater could be also used to thaw the ground to get rid of frost, I have seen ground heaters similar to that being used to thaw the ground. Apparently they would thaw about an inch an hour. Maybe another use for that device. :)
     
  5. Dwan Hall

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    If the surface is dark it should work great. it brings asphalt up to 250 degrees in 5 minutes about 1" deep. Light collard surface would not absorb as much heat and would take longer. I plan on trying it this winter. Just to see what happens.

    By the way every patch except 1 has held up so far. and I went back and redid the 1 failure.
     
  6. Silveroddo

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    So I realize its been 9 years, but what's the general consensus?
     
  7. Dwan Hall

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    This system alone did not make me a millionaire but helped. 3 other small companies jumped on the band wagon and are fighting to see who can do the job the cheepest. I still do about 12 a year give or take and am very pleased.
     
  8. Silveroddo

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    Good to know, I haven't seen anyone doing it locally here yet but spoke with a gentleman last summer that was doing it in Wisconsin full time. Kind of have had it in the back of my mind since then as a side line.
     
  9. Graham1

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    Looks an interesting system. We certainly need hundreds of small potholes filled in our roads near where I live. Looks a very efficient answer to the problem.
    Graham
     
  10. Bls repair

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    Around here they use them for stamped asphalt . They buy or make the design they want ,heat asphalt,set design,hit with roller,then epoxy paint over it.
     
  11. Graham1

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    Never seen stamped asphalt over here. Had to google it to see. Looks okay I suppose. Can't believe people would pay much for it.
    Graham
     
  12. Bls repair

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    A lot cheaper then concrete or pavers.