The Rental Option

The Rental Option

Sometimes renting a paver makes more sense By Jeff Winke The construction equipment rental market has exhibited steady growth in recent years. It has reached record revenues of $93 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $122 billion in 2024, according to...
How COVID-19 is Affecting the  Pavement Industry

How COVID-19 is Affecting the Pavement Industry

By Gary S. Goldman, Gary S. Goldman & Associates, LLC We’re living in a time of uncertainty, which is amplified by the global struggle with coronavirus–a novel pathogen that even the world’s top medical researchers do not fully understand. A recent Wells...
Small Pavers, Big Producers

Small Pavers, Big Producers

Size can make the difference on meeting needs By Jeff Winke Small asphalt paving machines occupy a comfortable, valuable, and identifiable niche in the paving equipment market. The smaller, commercial class of pavers––basically anything 16,000 pounds or less––often...
Acetone Paint May Turn  Green

Acetone Paint May Turn Green

Every once in a while, I get a call asking why a customer’s white paint turned a lovely shade of minty green. I always know it’s the acetone paint, and the answer to the question is that it somehow reacts with older asphalt. I’ve had no issues with layouts on newer...
Preparing to Succeed

Preparing to Succeed

Steps sealcoat contractors should take for a successful season By Jeff Winke With the construction and paving season fast approaching, the sealcoat contractor needs to be fully prepared with the right equipment and tools ready to go. “The key to a successful start of...
Selecting the Best Sealcoat Product

Selecting the Best Sealcoat Product

Research and a little help to get the right formulation By Jeff Winke Each type of asphalt sealer has different performance characteristics and application traits. As a solid starting point, it can be best to find and work with a reputable material supplier who can...