Potholes in your driveway can create an ugly look and can compromise your safety. Potholes develop over time when water that has entered through the asphalt layer and reaches the ground expands and contracts. When cars pass through these areas, the weak portions cave in creating potholes. Usually, the formation of potholes are more prevalent during the winter and rainy seasons when the possibility of water entering through pavements is higher. But potholes can also be formed during any other season.
To be able to do away with potholes, asphalt patching must be the fastest and most cost-saving method to get an efficient improvement and prevent further deterioration of your pavement. It can be a temporary solution which can last for several months only or a permanent which can last for many years. Temporary pothole patching is usually done with cold patches, which can be a DIY procedure. Hot patching is more durable and requires professional work.
Infrared road repair or IRR asphalt restoration is the most technologically advanced method of asphalt patching. Today, it is the most commonly used type of asphalt patching of residential and commercial driveways and public roads.
More Cost-Effective Procedure
The use of reclaimed materials makes this method cost-effective as you do not have to buy all the materials needed. The procedure combines new materials with reclaimed elements. They are heated to an extreme temperature to be able to bond together before being used to patch potholes.
IRR asphalt is an excellent example of the use, reuse, and recycle concept being admonished by environmentalists. It discourages the production of waste and further depletion of natural resources. The use of technologically advanced processes is also less destructive to the environment than the traditional way of heating materials.
More Efficient Result
When using IRR asphalt restoration, you can be assured that it will last longer than other methods, particularly cold pothole asphalt patching or the traditional way of applying hot asphalt patches. With its permanence, you are assured that you will not need to go through the same procedure for the longest time, which makes it more environment-friendly and cost-effective.
More Pleasant Finish
When you have several potholes in your driveway, you can expect many visible ugly patches when you use cold asphalt patching or the traditional hot asphalt patching procedure. This may not be ideal for your driveway if you are concerned with aesthetic quality. With an IRR asphalt restoration, the ugly traces of repair are not there.