The Unsung Hero of the Paving Job

The Unsung Hero of the Paving Job

By Tony Wight Tack tanks are typically the most overlooked machine on the paving fleet. While not every paving job requires using tack, best practices demand that tack be used when appropriate. For many commercial applications, a large distributor truck is not...
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...
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...
Compaction Basics For Success

Compaction Basics For Success

By John Greaney Early in my career, I was told a truth that has rung true for years. An experienced contactor said, “A good roller man can make a bad paving job look good, but a bad roller man can really mess up the best paving job.” There have been many innovations...
Buying a Used Paver

Buying a Used Paver

By Rick Smith Sometimes when a new paver is in the budget, new might not be the best option. While a new machine has many benefits such as warranty and depreciation, used machines carry a high return on investment. This month we will discuss the visual items that...
The True Value of the Local Asphalt Equipment Dealer

The True Value of the Local Asphalt Equipment Dealer

By Bryce Davis It’s funny, we all have had these thoughts from time to time. If I can buy that truck direct from the manufacturer, I’ll save so much money. Or if I could buy that motorcycle direct from the manufacturer, win, win. Or that asphalt paver, save, save,...