Whether you’re doing infrared patching or recycled asphalt patching, this asphalt millings rejuvenator can help to replenish the pavement binders in the asphalt. If the asphalt is gray and oxidized, it’s lost much of the tar, bitumen, and other elements that help the asphalt to bind into a strong, durable material. This asphalt rejuvenator restores these binders and helps make the asphalt look like new with a rich, black color.
The 5-gallon pail Asphalt millings rejuvenator is an asphalt-based emulsion that is user-safe with a minimal odor. Mix with a 1:1 ratio of water before applying.
FOR INFRARED PATCHING
This pavement rejuvenator is ideal for infrared patching when the asphalt has lost its black color.
- Load and mix 50% asphalt millings rejuvenator with 50% water in a spray bottle.
- Heat up the asphalt using the RY2X2 infrared asphalt heater.
- Use the plain edge of your lute to create your windowframe in the heated up asphalt, and use the lute’s tines to mix the asphalt.
- Once the asphalt is raked up, spray with the asphalt rejuvenator.
- Mix the asphalt to spread the rejuvenator throughout and spread the asphalt evenly.
- Use a compactor or tamper to compact the asphalt.
FOR ASPHALT MILLINGS / RECYCLED ASPHALT
Asphalt millings, also known as recycled asphalt or crushed asphalt, is a sustainable and environmentally friendly option compared to hot asphalt. It is also less expensive than hot asphalt, making this an economical way to patch potholes.
The process is similar to infrared patching:
- Mix 50% water and 50% asphalt rejuvenator into a spray bottle.
- Fill the pothole with your asphalt millings.
- Heat up the millings with the RY2X2 infrared machine.
- Create the windowframe and rake up any of the existing heated asphalt that’s not in workable form.
- Spritz with the asphalt millings rejuvenator.
- Using the sharp-blade edge of your lute, rake the asphalt to mix together, and then rake the surface to be smooth and level.
- Compact the asphalt.
If you have a large project that involves more than just pothole patching, you can use asphalt millings and asphalt millings rejuvenator to create your own “hot asphalt”. Use a hot box to heat up the millings, and add the pavement rejuvenator (mixed with 50% water). Application rates will vary depending on the age of the asphalt and its porosity.