Infrared Repair Process

What is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

Simply put infrared asphalt repair is the process of re heating an asphalt repair area back to its original application temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once reheated the repair area is then re worked and re compacted so that the repair area seamlessly blends with the surrounding pavement.

Step by Step Infrared Guide
1. Clean the area to be repaired. Remove all dirt, foreign debris, standing water and loose aggregate.
2. Position the infrared unit over the area to be repaired. Maintain a minimum 3" perimeter larger than the actual repair.
3. Allow the infrared heating unit to properly soften the pavement to a depth of 1.5" - 2.5". (Approx time 8-10 mins.)
4. Move the heating unit off of the repair area. Reposition for the next repair when necessary.
5. Scarify (rake) the entire minimum heated depth of the repair area. Note: Frame edges first for an attractive repair.
6. Optional: Remove material if necessary (high spots). Remove contaminated material.
7. Rejuvenate, maltenes rejuvenator, the heated and raked asphalt. Rejuvenate the heated and un-scarified edges (.12 gal/sq).
8. Add new asphalt as required per job conditions.
9. Lute the repair area level. Typical practice leaves the repair area 1/4" above surrounding grade before compaction.
10. Compact the repair.
11. Apply maltenes rejuvenator (.12 gal/sq yd) over the entire repair area. Apply stone dust and compact or broom into area.
12. Clean up repair area and surrounding area.
13. Open repair to straight drive over traffic. Allow sufficient cool down where vehicle stopping or turning is present.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

I’ve used units from other manufactures, and there is NO comparison to yours.   The quality is far more superior to the others, and the unit is designed to keep the operator safe. I purchased a Hotbox earlier this year, and the experience was just as great.  K&M you have a customer for life!!

Jeffery S
USA Striping

The people at KM were not only interested in selling the equipment, they wanted to educate us on the infrared process. Infrared Repair is now a full service we offer, and we use KM International equipment because it is quality and they provide “personalized” service. They are never too busy for the customer.

Ryan A
Birmingham Sealcoat

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Paul H
Hollingsworth Parking Lot Maintenance

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Lyle B
Beyerlein Sealing Co.

The KM hot box is the most used piece of equipment in our asphalt maintenance program and I am very happy to report we have had no issues with this unit after two years of more use than we anticipated. As a smaller community we only have one asphalt hot box, so reliability is of utmost importance to us.

Dan B
City of Auburn Hills Public Works

We have using this machine (KM 55) for a month now and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My crew wanted to know why I didn’t get one years ago. No more babysitting the crack seal machine, no more noise from the large trailer units, and no more worry that the direct fire unit will blow up at some point and hurt somebody.

Zach R
Central Oregon Asphalt

We purchased a Hot Box and an Infrared Recycler from KM International in April and it has taken our company to levels we never imagined.
The owners and staff at KM International are second to none in customer service and professionalism. We at Semper Fi Paving are absolutely honored to be a part of the KM International family and can’t wait to see what the future holds. We cannot thank KM International enough. SEMPER FI

Chris & Rob Jewell
Semper Fi Paving Co.

I just wanted to take a minute and comment on Cliff and the “KMers”. I’ve been a repeating customer of Keizer Morris for 11 years now, buying equipment that ranges from 6000 gallon bulk tanks to hot boxes, IR machines and crack melters. In those 11 years, I’ve found Cliff to be the best of the best, working as a partner to my business instead of a salesman. He and all of the people I’ve had dealings with at Keizer Morris have been nothing but honest, helpful and truly interested in doing what’s best for their customers. It’s tough to find that level of commitment anymore.

Tim Smeltz
Great America Sealcoating