It’s Dangerous  Out There

It’s Dangerous Out There

Safety Should Be Priority One! By Jeff Winke One issue that surfaces frequently in paving and construction industry websites, magazines, blogs, and books is the issue of safety. It makes total sense when you consider the volatile mix of people, technologically complex...
Adapting During Covid-19

Adapting During Covid-19

Sealcoating contractors are resilient By Jeff Winke The dang virus is affecting the sealcoating market. The coronavirus is having an impact on the work and when customers want it completed. “Some sealcoat customers want to delay work during the pandemic, while...
Maximizing A Paver’s Trade-In Value

Maximizing A Paver’s Trade-In Value

Demonstrate a well-serviced productive history By Jeff Winke The life of asphalt pavers is demanding. They do not just move asphalt mixtures–a highly abrasive material–they push, shove, heat, flatten and smooth it using a long chain of interdependent...
Sealcoating Performance

Sealcoating Performance

Sealer Film Formation Mechanism and the Importance of Proper Cure Conditions By Girish C. Dubey Majority sealcoatings are water-based coatings, either based on refined tar (RTS) or asphalt emulsion (AE). Such coatings are safe to handle, store, and provide years of...
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...
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...