Do you feel that you may just need asphalt repairs? At A.A.T. Infrared, Inc., we offer complete asphalt repair, as well. We perform resurfacing and maintenance services when needed, in order to avert costly and unnecessary asphalt replacement. It is common for asphalt surfaces to require crack filling, patching and other asphalt repair services prior to the application of asphalt sealcoating.

Our asphalt repair specialists will complete a thorough inspection of the asphalt surface to identify areas needing repair attention. This means that our asphalt sealcoating or asphalt repair proposal will be complete and you will not have unexpected additions to your cost for asphalt maintenance.

Asphalt patching is a common asphalt repair on areas of asphalt pavement with potholes. Potholes occur when water seeps into asphalt pavement through unsealed or improperly sealed cracks. When the water freezes, it expands and enlarges the cracks in the asphalt. When the ice under the pavement melts, a void is left. The surrounding asphalt pavement falls into the void and forms a pothole.

Unlike the old "Saw cut - Remove - Replace" method, infrared repairs do not leave a cold seam around the outside (perimeter) of the repaired area. The cold seam can be a weak point and be make the repaired area susceptible to damage from water seepage and other weather-related elements. While the old method is suitable for some repairs, it has been replaced by a new, friendlier, more cost-effective and cleaner repair method.

Seamless infrared asphalt repairs are one of the most innovative and intriguing asphalt repair methods available in the asphalt industry today. Existing asphalt can be heated, rejuvenated and reused - all while getting rid of the cracks and potholes that cause safety and legal hazards.

The infrared asphalt equipment (sometimes called a recycler) heats the existing asphalt in and around the area of repair to well over 300 degrees Fahrenheit - the same temperature as new asphalt when it comes fresh from the plant and is first installed. At this temperature, the softened asphalt can be worked easier. A rejuvenation agent is mixed into the "scarified" asphalt to bring back the qualities of the old asphalt once heated. New hot asphalt may be added to bring a repair up to grade, if needed, before it is compacted.

The final result from the infrared repair is a cost-effective, long lasting and attractive repair that has recycled the existing asphalt - all while costing less money than replacement of the surface. This process allows recycling of the old, but perfectly good asphalt. It allows a seamless, clean repair while being ecologically friendly!

Infrared asphalt repairs allow deep penetration repair and recycling without causing burning, scaling, or separation of the asphalt from the aggregate. Other benefits of asphalt repair over asphalt replacement include: cost savings because the project is completed with less raw materials; time savings because this repair option takes less time than traditional asphalt resurfacing; seamless asphalt repairs are better and last longer because the patch bonds to existing surface and produces no joints for water to penetrate and fewer traffic interruptions because the patch can be driven on almost immediately. For more information about this unique asphalt repair option, please contact us.

Infrared patching: Heat existing asphalt surface, remove damaged asphalt, add new or recycled hot mix to area, set the grade and compact. Large or small asphalt repairs can be performed.

Asphalt patching: Areas that have base deterioration or other damage that is beyond repair will be corrected and new pavement will be installed.

In more extreme cases of asphalt failure, a long-term and cost-effective solution is to resurface the asphalt pavement (also referred to as overlay). If you notice grade depressions (standing water on the pavement) and/or large sections of alligatored areas (interconnecting cracks in the asphalt, which forms a series of blocks resembling an alligator's skin), it is a good idea to have your pavement resurfaced.

A.A.T. Infra-Red, Inc. is the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area's leader for all of your residential or commercial asphalt paving and installation, asphalt sealcoating and parking lot striping, concrete paving and concrete pouring, concrete flatwork, concrete lifting and concrete levelling (concrete repairs) and infra-red asphalt repairs. We also handle all of your asphalt maintenance and concrete maintenance needs. We have built a reputation of quality work, timely service, and competitive prices.