Successful Line Striping

Successful Line Striping

Thorough prep and consistent execution are key By Jeff Winke A carpentry axiom that encourages careful first steps in order to avoid extra work later on is measure twice, cut once. Actually, with the high cost of lumber these days and the cost in terms of gas and...
Pushing the Sealcoat Season Envelope

Pushing the Sealcoat Season Envelope

How late in autumn and early in spring can one go? By Jeff Winke Pushing it… pushing the envelope. The phrase is commonly understood, but the origins have nothing to do with a paper container for letters. It comes from science geeks referring to the mathematical...
The Daily  Challenge

The Daily Challenge

Mitigating asphalt paver ownership costs By Jeff Winke When it comes to asphalt pavers, every contractor faces O and O cost of their equipment. There is Owning costs which is the purchase price of the machine plus financing plus taxes minus the disposal price (what...
Winterizing: A Tip Guide for Paving Equipment

Winterizing: A Tip Guide for Paving Equipment

Some do’s and don’ts to prepare for old man winter By Jeff Winke An old-fashioned tradition – originally intended as a status symbol for new members of the upper and middle classes in the late 19th and early 20th century – was to never be caught wearing white after...
Matching the Commercial Sweeper to the Need

Matching the Commercial Sweeper to the Need

Which works best for the job By Jeff Winke Commercial sweepers are valuable to asphalt paving contractors. They perform necessary clean-up to ensure a project jobsite is safe and attractive. They perform a variety of tasks, but which type of commercial sweeper is best...