Hot-In-Place recycling, or HIR, is an efficient process used to repair and rehabilitate deteriorated bituminous streets and highways on-site with specialized equipment. Our MARS® system (Mobile Asphalt Recycling System) is the newest method of rejuvenating asphalts of up to 2 inches or more.
Our MARS® system utilizes the existing asphalt pavement for in-place rehabilitation by recycling 100% of street or road materials and aggregates while also restoring flexibility and quality to the asphalt material.
This system allows us to reduce project costs and improve project timeliness because we do everything on-site. We don’t haul materials off for mixing or processing. This speeds up timelines and reduces our fuel consumption in turn providing lower-cost maintenance for removing cracks, ruts, and low areas on pre-existing surfaces as well as offering environmental advantages.
Cost savings make Hot-In-Place recycling a very desirable alternative in roadway repair programs due to increasing costs of maintenance work because your available dollars can be spread over more square yards of pavement maintenance areas.
Our self-manufactured, highly-efficient equipment and improved methods of pavement rehabilitation help us to complete your project efficiently so that traffic delays last only a few hours. Although project schedules vary, the process is fast at 20 to 40 feet per minute, allowing us to repair 2 to 4 lane miles per day, presenting far less inconvenience to motorists than traditional asphalt repair methods.
By utilizing our MARS® system for your HIR needs, you can expect:
The multiple-lift operation allows for the rejuvenation to go to 2 inches or more using milling heads to loosen the material. Both processes conveniently allow surfacing to be placed the same day, or up to weeks later if necessary.