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Family-Owned Piedmont  Paving Thrives for 30+ Years

Family-Owned Piedmont Paving Thrives for 30+ Years

Paver credits LeeBoy and its dealer Ascendum By Jeff Winke Piedmont Paving Inc. based in Kernersville, North Carolina, was established in 1992 by David McGee to provide paving services to the Piedmont Triad region in the north-central part of North Carolina. The...

The  Leader of Pavement Preservation

The Leader of Pavement Preservation

By Chris M. Vacca Crafco transformed how pavement cracks were repaired over four decades ago. Today, they are among the most recognized and trusted materials and equipment manufacturers in the pavement preservation industry. Since 1976, Crafco has delivered the...

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...