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...
Fixing Potholes

Fixing Potholes

Avoid common problems, patiently follow the process By Krystal Strassman It happens to the best asphalt paved surface…. the dreaded pothole. Potholes are depressions in a paved surface that can vary in size and shape. They are caused by the expansion and...
Good Training Brings Best Results

Good Training Brings Best Results

How learning infrared patching done right can bring profits By Jeff Winke Infrared patching is a method of blending new asphalt with existing to create a joint-free integral patch. The truck-mounted machine is capable of heating the existing pavement material to a...
Intelligent Compaction is the Key

Intelligent Compaction is the Key

Long-lasting, durable surfaces result from quality compaction By Jeff Winke The most elemental meaning of the word “compaction,” is the exertion of force on something so that it becomes more dense. In the realm of road construction, compaction is considered one of the...