Asphalt Repair
 
Asphalt Reheat Systems is owned by paving contractor, David R. Strassman.  He is also owner of DRS LTD: Asphalt Paving.  He has been in the asphalt industry for over 35 years and understands how minor repair jobs can eat away at your profits.  From one member of the asphalt industry to another, we ask you these simple questions:

Does your paving crew ever make mistakes?

Do you ever need to fixbird baths or bad seams?

Does it cost you $500 tofix a $100 problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider letting us help you eliminate these costly problems.  Fixing these common repair jobs with an A.R.S. heater is fast, easy and requires only one worker to successfully complete. Asphalt Reheat Systems lets you eliminate the cold patching process, needs for saw cutting and cold rough joint problems. You're able to make high quality repairs at a low cost by using any one of our heating units with little to no experience.

6 Steps to Completinga Quality Infrared Asphalt Repair

 
 
HEAT: The heater will automatically turn on and off with the timer control switch. Setting the timer for 3-5 minutes should bring the surface temperature to 325 degrees, which is ideal for a repair project. This time frame is average, your specific repair may take longer in some cases or even shorter in others.  There is a direct relationship between the time it takes to heat and the age of the asphalt surface.
 
SCRAPE & REJUVENATE: Simply roll the unit off to the side and check surface; if it’s not pliable just reheat section until so. Under most circumstances the surface should be removable in under five minutes of heating. Using an asphalt rake or lute, scrape the surface and remove any defective asphalt from the area until a suitable depth is reached.  A second heat after removing material may be needed on deeper repairs.  A rejuvenating agent may be added right before adding fresh material.
 
ADD MATERIAL: Most repairs will need more material added to the troubled are in order to make a quality patch that is smooth and level.  Add an appropriate amount of fresh asphalt. Hot mix asphalt with smaller stones is best but not necessary with your ARS heater.  If fresh hardened material is used, break it up as small as possible and spread it out to fill the repair area.  After enough (hard) fresh material is evenly spread out to the best it can, place the heater over the patch again and turn on for 1 minute. Making sure to soften up all of the new material but not scorch the previously warm mix.
 
GRADE & LEVEL: Smooth the asphalt using a rake or lute by leveling the surface,removing any large aggregate and blend all seams between new and old surfaces. Broom away excess material from surrounding area.
  COMPACT AREA: Once the fresh material is positioned and ready to be compacted, make sure it is still hot. You may need to place the heater over the section briefly if the prep takes too long on cold days. If is still hot, then hit the area with an appropriately sized plate compactor or roller while using a little water to prevent asphalt from sticking. You should be left with a nice looking seamless repair.

 

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