When it comes to driveway and parking lot contractors, the advantages of infrared are in cost savings and delivering superior results to facility managers and homeowners. For example, infrared heat is the ideal process to use for mating driveways to garage entrances, controlling smoothness and proper drainage.


Utility work is made for infrared processes. Utility joint repairs, manholes, tricky drainage areas, high spots, catch basins, grade control – all these types of custom work that are out of the range of the big paving trains are perfect candidates for infrared treatment.

Infrared Advantages

The time for using old methods that fail every year is past. It is no longer acceptable to the driving public, or to transportation authorities to use flimsy repairs, ignoring things like asset management, sustainability, carbon emissions, noise pollution, recycling potential, highway safety or employee safety. Infrared addresses all these issues and others, like quality assurance and even attractive results. The process recycles the asphalt in place

The Infrared Repair Process

The actual step-by-step process for pothole repair using a truck-mounted infrared pavement heater.

  1. Sweep and dry the area
  2. Position the infrared heating array over the repair area for seven to 10 minutes
  3. Remove the heater and rake the softened (350 degree) asphalt
  4. Mix in a rejuvenator to replenish light oils that have oxidized away
  5. Add a small amount of fresh asphalt and grade it to level with a lute.
  6. Use a vibratory roller to compact and fuse the patch with the surrounding pavement.
  7. Patched area is ready for traffic within 20 minutes or so (depending on size).