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:
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.
Infrared technology allows for year round pothole repair at substantial savings and improved repair life.
Pavement Corporation – Partnering with University of Maryland through MIPS (Maryland Industrial Partnerships) to focus on infrared asphalt repair as a faster, better, less expensive and more environmentally friendly way to fix asphalt.
Since 1987, the partnership program run through the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering in College Park has helped create products that generated $28.1 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 current jobs. Add Pavement Corporation to the list of past recipients which include Under Armour, Black & Decker, Hughes Network Systems, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
Professor Charles Schwartz is the partnering with Pavement Corporation. Professor Charles W. Schwartz is the chair of the Clark School’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Schwartz received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from MIT. An international leader in the field of pavement engineering, he has published extensively in the areas of pavement analysis and design, viscoelastic-viscoplastic constitutive modeling, and pavement material characterization and testing. Schwartz has led major research projects sponsored by the National Academies, the Federal Highway Administration, and other infrastructure agencies. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Pavement Engineering and serves on several other journal editorial boards. Schwartz currently chairs national pavement-related committees for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and for the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that span the areas of numerical analysis, pavement design and analysis, advanced soil mechanics, computational geomechanics (including pavement mechanics), and civil infrastructure systems.
TEDCO President Rob Rosenbaum and Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch speak with Jay Perry of Pavement Corporation. Pavement Corporation through its’ Pothole Pros subsidiary was a featured technology portfolio company at the Maryland House of Delegates on January 28, 2014. Pavement Corporation is the only quality certified service provider for infrared asphalt repair. Infrared asphalt repair can be used year round to repair potholes at a lower cost with increased viability when compared to traditional asphalt repair methods.
Portfolio Companies on Display at Legislative Showcase in Annapolis
Maryland legislators had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of several TEDCO portfolio companies at a showcase at the House Office Building in Annapolis on January 28, 2014. State officials spoke with entrepreneurs who have been assisted by TEDCO programs and were able to see concrete examples of how TEDCO has moved Maryland’s economy forward.