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Potholes Repair for Less

It’s that time of year again – Pothole Season. As a business owner and/or property manager, potholes and other pavement damage to your roads and parking not only hurt your car, but they also hurt your business. They make your business appear unprofessional, unsafe, and ultimately unreliable. After all, your roads and parking lots are often times your customer’s first impression, and as you know, first impressions can make or break a deal.

So why aren’t more property managers fixing pavement problems? As with most repair and maintenance issues, it all boils down to two things – money and time. Asphalt repairs end up being too costly or there is simply no time to deal with the inconvenience of parking lot or roadway repairs. However, there is a fairly new infrared asphalt repair technology that is proving to be the answer to most parking lot and road repair nightmares. It’s faster, costs less, less disruptive, and can be done all year round.

So how does it work? Here at Pavement Corporation, we have a dedicated team of Pothole Pros who specialize in the infrared asphalt repair process.

Here’s how they do it:

In short, the basic steps of infrared technology are as follows:

Step 1: Heat the existing asphalt

Step 2: Rake the existing asphalt and add rejuvenating solution

Step 3: New asphalt mixed with existing as needed

Step 4: Area compacted to grade with seamless repair

Benefits of infrared technology for potholes repair include:

  • Faster Repairs – Done in less than 25 minutes
  • Less Cost – About 1/3 less than traditional repairs
  • Less Equipment/Manpower  – One truck, 2 person crew
  • Less Trip Hazards – Seamless patches
  • Environmentally Friendly – Recycles existing asphalt
  • Less Disruptive – Area can be open to traffic in minutes
  • More Convenient – Done Year Round

Easy enough? Prince George’s County, Maryland thinks so. Pavement Corporation, thanks to a two-year pilot program, will be using the cheaper, more effective and environmentally friendly infrared asphalt repair process to fix potholes in Prince George’s County year-round. The new process was validated for quality assurance through a year-long study at the University of Maryland by Charles Schwartz, chair and professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

“Potholes are a quality of life issue, especially for people in Prince George’s County,” said Derrick Davis, vice chair of the County Council. “We are excited and proud of this program between Prince George’s County and Pavement Corporation, as it employs the latest technologies to save our taxpayers millions of dollars in car repairs through faster, longer-lasting pothole patches performed year-round.”

For more information about infrared asphalt repair technology or to request a quote, please contact us.