Green-Minded Paving Company
An asphalt surface is an investment for many companies. You expect to receive a quality product that will last many years without major issue. We’re proud to do our part to be environmentally aware and economically friendly during every job. Pavemax uses current equipment, tools, and techniques to deliver the quality results we’re known for while staying green-minded. Quality isn’t sacrificed for sustainability or vice versa when you call Pavemax for all your asphalt needs.
Infrared Asphalt Repair
We’ve all passed a paving crew hard at work on the road fixing potholes. Sometimes the crew works several days to make the necessary asphalt repair. Pavemax significantly reduces the time using infrared asphalt repair.
In 10 minutes or less, the damaged area heats to a workable 300–350 degrees Fahrenheit. By mixing the damaged asphalt with a rejuvenator, we're able to use less new, hot-mix asphalt for the repair. Once the asphalt patch has been compacted, it's ready for traffic in as little as 20 minutes, depending on its size.
Yes, we use infrared asphalt repair for its efficiency, but also for its effectiveness. The old technique of cutting and filling created uneven seams between the edges while requiring all new asphalt be poured. Infrared asphalt repair blends the edges together, blocking out rain and other moisture from entering the patch. This protects not only the new patch but the subbase and subgrade from possible long-term damage.
Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP)
Traditional hot-mix asphalt uses a number of raw materials, including asphalt cement, a crude oil byproduct. As more paving companies look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, Pavemax is already there.
Many of the paving jobs we complete every year are done with some of the more than 76 million tons of RAP used annually. RAP comes from roads, parking lots, and other asphalt surfaces that are milled. Pavemax uses a Bagela asphalt recycler which produces several tons of asphalt each hour. That may not sound like a green practice, but consider the fact there’s no petroleum burn-off released into the air. Or that existing RAP, millings, or plant mix can be used — or in this case, re-used. With up to one ton of hot-mix ready in less than 10 minutes, you and we are saving time and money in a sustainable fashion on every paving project.