Our process creates a thermal bond that resists water and ice. This means the repair will remain durable and gives you the best value in asphalt repair. Compare Duramax to other methods that need to be repeated every year.
We cone-off just the areas we are repairing so traffic flow continues. Minimal downtime - if any - means your customers and employees will still show up. We “Pinpoint Pave” (35 sq. ft.) at a time Repairs can be driven on within 1-2 hours.
Faster repairs – less down time We recycle in place – we don’t charge you to excavate and haul away the old asphalt. We use it! Black is the New Green Our asphalt comes in only one color –black. We are green because our process reuses the asphalt that is already in place rather than digging it up and hauling it to the dump. Also, check out our Minneapolis parking lot sealcoating services.
1. Heat asphalt until soft
After removing any water or debris from the area with powerful blowers, the infrared panel is lowered to a position just above the pavement. The heated area (6x8) is larger than the area to be repaired (5x7). We do this so there are no cold spots and no seams.
2. Picture frame and rake area to be repaired
Once softened (8-12 minutes) we use the back of the rake to “frame” the area to be repaired. We then use the rake tines to scarify the asphalt as deep as possible within the framed area. Instead of charging you to excavate and haul the old asphalt away, we recycle it right where it is. Traditional methods add hot asphalt to a cold pothole. This fills the hole but the repair is not seamless and will fail.
3. New asphalt is added
Fresh asphalt is added to bring the repair up to grade before compaction. Unlike dump trucks that carry (cooling) asphalt to the job site, our infrared equipment has built in heaters that allow us to keep up to 4 tons of asphalt hot all day long. Hot asphalt allows for better compaction which is critical.
Once the new asphalt is raked level the repair is ready for compaction. Before rolling the large area, we “pinch” the outer 3” of the perimeter with the full weight of the roller. This is the “secret sauce” that gives us a seamless repair. Once the “pinch” is completed we vibratory roll the entire area in both directions.
5. A thermal-bonded repair is finished
In less than 30 minutes your pothole has been replaced with a long-lasting newly paved surface. A traditional repair with a seam is not your friend. Water and ice will find a way to undermine your efforts. Choose Erickson Asphalt and relax.