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Archive: Asphalt Related Services

Evaluating and Grading your Roadways

Agencies and municipalities should evaluate and grade their roadways on an annual basis.  One method of doing so is by using the PASER Rating System. The PASER (Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating) Rating System uses a visual inspection to evaluate pavement conditions and can be used on asphalt, concrete, or gravel roads.  The PASER System […]

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Microsurfacing Asphalt Surfaces

Microsurfacing is a versatile process that has been used to fix rutting, spalling, stripping, and deteriorated concrete/asphalt joints.  Recent projects in Chisago and Pine counties have been successful in providing an affordable and clean surface treatment on streets that would otherwise require a complete remove and replace project or an expensive overlay.   Stripping of […]

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Infrared Patching Asphalt and Blacktop

Infrared thermal bond bituminous pavement patching is a method of blending new hot mix asphalt with infrared heated blacktop to create a joint-free integral patch.  The machine is capable of heating the existing blacktop to a depth of approximately two inches without oxidizing or burning.  There is no flame in direct contact with the existing […]

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Infrared Heat Patching

Infrared thermal bond bituminous pavement patching is a method of blending new blacktop with infrared heated existing blacktop to create a joint-free integral patch. The machine is capable of heating the existing blacktop to a depth of approximately two inches without oxidation or burning.  There is no flame in direct contact with the existing blacktop […]

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The Fahrner Toolbox
June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Asphalt Related Services | No Comments

Having a large selection of tools is important for home builders and mechanics so they can handle any situation that pops up.  If they don’t have the right tool, they won’t run a very successful business. The same holds true in the pavement maintenance industry.  Following, I’ll provide a few examples of pavement maintenance needs […]

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BCI Flex Patch
June 16th, 2015 | Posted in Asphalt Related Services | No Comments

BCI Flex patch  One product that I have used in my time with Fahrner is our BCI Flex Patch.  BCI Flex patch is a crack sealant with fibers mixed in for strength. Is there anyone out there who has driven down a road and felt a distinct “thump” at some or all of the cross […]

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Ideal Practices and Timing for Maintaining Asphalt
September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Asphalt Related Services, Pavement Maintenance | No Comments

Practical applications and timing of maintenance on asphalt roads will dramatically improve chances of keeping an asphalt road sound and good ride quality for 40 years or more. The following recommendations may help achieve that goal – Pave roads 3 inches thick if possible. Saw control joints the same year the road is paved or […]

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