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Crack Sealing

Crack Sealing

Tips for Success A step-by-step guide By Jeff Winke Cracks are generally not seen as good. Novelists have a way of describing cracks as personal flaws or, at best, a means to allow the positive in -- “the cracks in your heart are there so the light can shine through,”...

Sealcoat Additives, Some Best Practices

Sealcoat Additives, Some Best Practices

Additives add benefits By Jeff Winke Asphalt pavement sealcoats are commonly used for the protection and preservation of off-street asphalt surfaces such as home driveways, parking lots, airports, gas stations, and the like. Additives are specialty chemicals that are...

Let’s Hit the Ground Running

Let’s Hit the Ground Running

By Brian Hall As much of the country is thawing out and ready to get back to work, both contractors and customers are eager to get asphalt on the ground. I live and work in an area that is fortunate enough to pave year-round, but most of the country is calling their...

Designing, Manufacturing High-Quality Sweepers

Designing, Manufacturing High-Quality Sweepers

Smith Challenger Manufacturing & Services, Inc. By Jeff Winke Smith Challenger Manufacturing & Services, Inc. (SCM), which is headquartered in Lakeland Florida SCM designs and manufactures industrial sweepers for the construction and paving industries. Founded...

Key Considerations When Choosing New Products

Key Considerations When Choosing New Products

Compare/contrast before investing By Jeff Winke It is a given that the use of asphalt pavement provides a fast, efficient and economical construction process with unsurpassed versatility. If rehabilitation is required, it can be accomplished quickly with minimal user...

Etnyre, An Asphalt Roadbuilding Industry Leader

Etnyre, An Asphalt Roadbuilding Industry Leader

It started with a simple powerful idea By Jeff Winke To truly appreciate a company and its success and prominence in its industry it helps to know its roots. For Etnyre International it means going way back to the turn of the century... not this century, but the...

It’s Trade Show Season

It’s Trade Show Season

By Brian Hall February brings many seasons, football playoffs, basketball, baseball spring training. But there is another kind of training I am thinking about – winter training for our industry. Chances are, you are reading this article while you are attending one of...

Infrared Pavement Repair

Infrared Pavement Repair

The steps to a durable solution By Jeff Winke Given the options, it is becoming clear that infrared repair may be the best choice for performing critical asphalt pavement repairs that do not need more extensive resurfacing or replacement. It is the process through...