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Sealcoat Additives

Sealcoat Additives

Enhance both the project and contractor’s reputation benefit By Jeff Winke In his paper, “Sealcoating Additives--An Overview,” Girish C. Dubey, president of STAR, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, wrote: “Simply defined, additives are materials added to enhance the properties of...

Recycled/Reclaimed ASPHALT

Recycled/Reclaimed ASPHALT

Saves money and the environment By Jeff Winke Hands down, recycled or reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is America’s most recycled material. A report from the Federal Highway Administration shows that 80 percent of the asphalt pavement that’s removed each year during...

Segregation The Enemy of Quality

Segregation The Enemy of Quality

By Tony Wight Many of us know there are a multitude of problems and issues that need to be avoided when paving either a road, commercial parking lot or a driveway. Everything from water flow and slope to texture and shadows in the mat. One of the major challenges is...

Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

New Philadelphia makes adjustable risers standard for road projects By Angus Stocking For many, New Philadelphia, Ohio, is a slice of midwestern Americana you don’t often find anymore. Its Victorian houses, quaint-yet-bustling downtown area and tree-lined streets are...

Communicating the Cost Benefit

Communicating the Cost Benefit

of Sealcoating to New and Prospective Customers by Pavement Coatings Technology Council As most successful industry professionals understand, communication is key for fostering business growth. In fact, good communication is often the bridge to move customers from...

Python 5000+ Denmark-Bound

Python 5000+ Denmark-Bound

by Marjorie Strandlund Recently, one of our Python 5000+ Pothole Patchers drove off the assembly line and onto a truck going to Montreal, where it was then loaded onto a ship bound for Denmark. This marked a major milestone for Python Manufacturing, as it will be the...

What Paving Companies can Learn from a Recipe Blogger

What Paving Companies can Learn from a Recipe Blogger

By Monica Pitts There’s nothing more annoying than clicking on a recipe and being greeted by a wall of text. All that stuff we want is hidden at the bottom of the page under a wall of stories and kitschy photos of the dish. WHY DO THEY DO THAT? As annoying as it is,...

Don’t lose sight, be prepared, accidents happen

Don’t lose sight, be prepared, accidents happen

By Dean Skinner Construction and Paving contractors throughout North America have been deemed “essential businesses” and must be innovative to find ways to prevent their workforce contracting and spreading COVID - 19. It is only natural that a strong safety emphasis...