If you offer hot pour crack filling services to your clients, you know the one thing you don’t want to hear as a contractor is “can you come back my sealant is pulling up and wrapped around my tire” Ouch! Those words cost you time, money and can put a bruise on your company’s image. Any hot pour crack filling project needs to be done right the first time. Preparation is the key when it comes to doing hot pour work. If your cracks are not clean and dry, you’re looking at certain sealant failure, regardless of the sealant you are using.
A hot air lance can eliminate all those worries by using high velocity flame free hot air to instantly remove unwanted moisture and debris, leaving cracks clean, dry and ready to fill. Some will say “ I don’t want to haul a compressor to my job” LAB Hot air lances are available in both self contained portable units and models that operate off the tow behind compressors. It is a proven tool to enhance a sealant’s adhesion, and can also allow you to work in damp, cool conditions.
Even though a quality heat lance may be a bit pricey in the outset, in the end they will save you more in time, money and eliminate those return trips back to your customers! So take a look at what methods you are using to prepare those pavement cracks consider the quality work you want to show your customers, and maybe even use it as a selling pitch against your competition. Are they using a heat lance in their work?
For further information on hot air lances, contact Jim Kahl at 800-776-5830. LAB Manufacturing offers a variety of professional, high quality, hot air lances. For more information please visit our website at www.heatlances.com