Musselman and Hall recently aquired a state of the art pot hole fixing machine, the Kasi Patriot Infrared Heater. This piece of equipment allows us to make conventional asphalt repairs quicker, cleaner, better and with far less waste. With this all-contained system, we lower a six foot by eight food infrared heater over the area of distressed asphalt, reheat that area to temperatures similar to when it was batched at the plant, remove any unsuitable material, apply fresh asphalt from the hotbox and re-compact the area. We remove only what is needed and place only what is required. The infrared device is perfect for correction improper drainage problems in an asphalt pavement. Frequently, an asphalt pavement is installed over a fairly flat surface where elevations are critial. If the surface is off by even a half inch an unsightly "bird bath" is created. A bird bath not only causes passersby to get wet feet, it can also freeze in the winter creating an ice rink. The infrared heater allows crews to reshape the surface to amke it drain without leaving an ugly patch. Best of all, the infrared heater can be used even in below freezing weather. There is no need for a property owner to have put up with a bird bath until spring.
In summertime, the heater can be used to soften and reapir giant wide and dangerous cracks that appear in the asphalt pavements. The heater is placed directly over the crack softening the asphalt on both sides and allowing the crew to add new asphalt and fuse the crack back into one uninterrupted surface.