Temperatures are dropping steadily, and you’ve probably put your crack repair and sealcoating equipment and supplies in storage by now. You've been stenciling and line striping indoors, but outdoor line striping is definitely out of the question because the ground is covered with snow.
The downside of sealcoating and crack repair is that you can only do them during spring, summer, and certain days in the fall. But the good news is that the one thing that doesn’t go out of season is infrared asphalt repair.
And it's lucrative, too! In fact, it's possible to make $300 in under 10 minutes thanks to an asphalt repair equipment called the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater.
But what is this machine, and how can it help you finish the year stronger than ever and boost your company's annual revenue? Let’s dive right in to answer your questions.
Meet the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater
It's the middle of winter and you get a few calls from customers now and then. Since the conditions are not ideal for sealcoating or even conventional crack repair, business has largely wound down for you.
But then you get those calls from customers requesting to have some potholes or depressions repaired as soon as possible. You want to say "yes" to these clients, but you don't have the right equipment for asphalt repair during winter.
Well, that's not a problem when you have the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater.
The Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater in action
But how does this machine work?
In a nutshell, this asphalt repair equipment works by heating the asphalt and softening it.
Once the surface is softened, you can now rework the area and add asphalt millings (as needed) to make the area flat and usable again.
This machine is powered by a propane tank that sits on top of the unit. It heats the asphalt using infrared, making it more efficient, cost-effective, and safer for you and your customers.
In fact, it can turn up to 6 feet of damaged asphalt into something that you can rework in seven minutes or less!
How You Can Use the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater for Asphalt Repair to Earn $300 in 7 Minutes
Step 1. Turn on the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater and place it over the distressed asphalt to start heating it. If you're repairing a larger area, simply place multiple machines side-by-side over the distressed sections.
Step 2. Remove the heater after five to seven minutes and turn it off (or use it to heat and soften another distressed area). Using an asphalt lute, gently push the edges an inch or so towards the center first before reworking the entire area.
Step 3. If necessary, add asphalt millings (the darker, the better) to cover the depression. To keep the asphalt millings hot during transport, make sure to keep it inside an asphalt hot box.
Step 4. Spritz some asphalt millings rejuvenator on the section you are repairing.
But is Pothole Repair Lucrative?
The simple answer is yes!
Let's say that you're repairing distressed asphalt on a single property. By investing in the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater and some asphalt repair products, you can earn as much as $285 with just one customer. You can charge as much as $95 per press and recoup your investment in just 2.5 hours of presses!
Large Infrared Asphalt Heater Trailers vs. the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater
You've probably seen those large infrared asphalt heater trailers in action and you're thinking if it's better to buy one or use multiple infrared asphalt heaters instead.
We recommend that you invest in and use multiple Mini Infrared Asphalt Heaters instead of one large heater trailer. Heater trailers are great for fixing extensive asphalt damage, but most repair jobs are really not that big.
The total size of most potholes and asphalt depressions range from 4 to 6 feet. And even then, some are of an irregular size that it's difficult to maneuver a large asphalt repair equipment on them without damaging the surrounding area. Its versatility, precision, and maneuverability of the Mini Infrared Asphalt Heater make the machine a great choice for both DIYers and contractors.