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Exploring Your Options for Small Asphalt Repairs: A Comprehensive Guide by Bart’s Asphalt LLC

Maintaining your asphalt surfaces is crucial for preserving their longevity and ensuring safety for pedestrians and vehicles alike. Over time, wear and tear, weather conditions, and other factors can lead to cracks, potholes, and other forms of damage. Bart’s Asphalt LLC is an asphalt company that services Jackson, MI, Lansing, MI, and Ann Arbor, MI and is here to guide you through the myriad of options available for asphalt repairs, helping you make informed decisions to keep your surfaces in top-notch condition.


Pothole Patching: This is going to be the most affordable but shortest lasting option for customers. Pothole Patching is the process of cleaning out a pothole with blowers and brooms, applying tack in order for the HMA ("Hot Mix Asphalt") to bond to the existing asphalt. This process is finished by compacting the asphalt with either a vibratory roller or plate compactor. Pothole patching is very prone to snow plow damage.



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A Pothole


Infrared Asphalt Repair: This is the process of heating up the existing asphalt using a propane fired refractory blanket. Once the repair area has reached a temperature of 350 degrees, the oils in the asphalt are loose enough to rework the area. Using an asphalt rake, the asphalt is raked out and reworked. At that point, rejuvenating oils are added to the old asphalt and fresh HMA is added to make it even with the surrounding grade. This repair is finished off by compacting with a vibratory roller.



Infrared Asphalt Repair
Infrared Asphalt Repair


Mill & Patch: Using a mini mill, Bart's Asphalt LLC is able to mill anywhere from 1.5" to 5" deep of the existing asphalt. Once the asphalt is milled up, the repair area is thoroughly cleaned off and tack is applied in order to bond the new HMA. HMA is then installed and compacted using a vibratory roller.



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Mill & Patch - Finished Product


When it comes to asphalt repairs, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Each option has its advantages and limitations, depending on the extent and nature of the damage, budget constraints, and other factors. At Bart's Asphalt LLC, we understand the unique needs of our clients and offer tailored solutions to meet their specific requirements. Whether you're dealing with minor cracks or major pavement failures, our team of experts is here to help you find the best course of action to restore your asphalt surfaces to their former glory. Contact us today to learn more about our asphalt repair services and schedule a consultation.


Bart's Asphalt LLC is an asphalt company that services Jackson, MI, Lansing, MI, and Ann Arbor, MI areas.


Please call us today at (517) 888-3208 or email us at Kyle@BartsAsphalt.com


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