An infrared pavement repair is used when small sections of pavement have failed, but the surrounding pavement is generally stable. A 6’ X 8’ panel is lowered over the failed area and flameless infrared heat is applied until the area becomes soft. It is then scarified with a steel rake and new hot-mix asphalt is added to reconstitute the patch. The material is then leveled out and compacted to match the surrounding pavement, leaving a seamless repair. This method is much less expensive than cutting out, removing, and replacing the affected area, but does not address failed base. Ask your sales representative if infrared repair is appropriate for your project.