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Road Resurfacing Simplified

Road Resurfacing Simplified

Critical data collected at highway speed By Jeff Winke Traditionally, highway resurfacing projects have been a challenge, not only for the contractor, but the inconvenienced community through which the road passes. To collect the project data needed to perform the...

BOMAG Launches 10-FT Highway-Class Pavers

BOMAG Launches 10-FT Highway-Class Pavers

with new features and improved operator experience BOMAG 10-ft (3.0-m) pavers now include significant upgrades to the operator’s platform, which improve visibility and the operator experience. New dual swing-out operator stations feature BOMAG’s SIDEVIEW innovation in...

The Infrared Patching Solution:

The Infrared Patching Solution:

Creating joint-free, integral asphalt repairs By Jeff Winke Infrared. The word "infrared" conjures up science fiction, international espionage, or comic book tales. But in the context of asphalt paving, infrared is a practical, utilitarian tool used to repair...

Reduce Parking Lot Liability

Reduce Parking Lot Liability

Prepare your sealer for cooler weather. By Mark McLeod Now is the time when pavement maintenance contractors should be reaching out to property managers regarding getting their parking lot maintenance completed prior to winter! Approach them with your program/pricing...

Set Yourself Up For Success

Set Yourself Up For Success

By Brian Hall Perfection. It’s what we all strive for, whether it’s on the jobsite or in our personal lives. Sometimes we get close, many times we fall short, but the pursuit never should cease. When talking to contractors, I always tell them, “give yourself the best...

Marketing to Hire

Marketing to Hire

Recruiting online isn’t so different from online dating. By Monica Pitts When you think about it, hiring in general really isn’t that different from dating. You screen your candidates before you meet them and you probably have several encounters with an individual...

PITCH BLACK® WHY PAHs MATTER

PITCH BLACK® WHY PAHs MATTER

With the ever-changing trends, laws and products within our industry, our Pitch Black® family has prided itself on balancing innovation and consistency for nearly 40 years. But, lately, issues in the industry are hitting much closer to home. This year we want to shed...

Going All in on ALL OUT

Going All in on ALL OUT

Childhood friends become major players in Philly’s sealcoating scene By Aaron Garcia Kevin McGarvey can’t help but recall the first time he and his business partner, Marco Menna, tried to do business at Philadelphia’s famed Wells Fargo Center, home to the city’s...

Rheological Additives For Sealcoatings

Rheological Additives For Sealcoatings

By Girish C. Dubey, President STAR, INC. Rheology is the property that deals with the flow behavior of a coating during the manufacturing and application process. The very basic requirement for a coating to perform adequately is to flow evenly and cover the substrate...

It’s All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Engine.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Engine.

By Brian Hall As I was on a paving jobsite today, it occurred to me – Why would anyone get into the paving business? It’s 100 degrees, 80 percent humidity and no wind. Add in 300 degree asphalt and you’ve got the makings of a heat stroke! And this was all before 9 am....

Asphalt Sealcoating Protects, Preserves Paved Surfaces

Asphalt Sealcoating Protects, Preserves Paved Surfaces

...And also promotes a professional image By Jeff Winke A newly paved asphalt driveway, parking lot, or road has a glow. It is unblemished and, at the risk of getting too carried away, it looks young, vigorous and ready to handle anything that drives over or parks on...