Best Skill Set for Compaction Machine  Operators

Best Skill Set for Compaction Machine Operators

Training keeps compactor crew sharp 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 most important processes...
Infrared Asphalt Repair

Infrared Asphalt Repair

Selling the benefits to pavement owners By Jeff Winke Most encyclopedias and physics books credit Sir William Herschel, the British astronomer, with the discovery of infrared radiation in 1800. He found the first solid evidence that light and infrared are the same...
Crack Sealing Customer  Expectations

Crack Sealing Customer Expectations

Gain confidence when outlining the project By Jeff Winke Scan the titles at any comic book store and there are plenty of superheroes — Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Wolverine, but none named “Crack Mender” — the asphalt construction contractor...
Milling Best Practice

Milling Best Practice

Defining good operational practices By Jeff Winke The asphalt milling machine—also known as a cold planer, pavement planer, pavement recycler, or roto-mill—is a construction machine used to remove bituminous pavement or asphalt concrete from roadways and other...
A Small Investment in Crack Sealing Yields a Large Return

A Small Investment in Crack Sealing Yields a Large Return

Study shows Crack Sealing as Pretreatment Improves other Surface Treatments By Ade Craig Simply put, crack sealing works. Few resources impact society more than roads. Roads supply access to the world and are the arteries through which economies pulse. And like...
Prep for Line Striping

Prep for Line Striping

The best practices By Jeff Winke As far as old sayings go there’s the “a tiger cannot change its stripes,” meaning that people are incapable of changing their essential nature. The same saying has been used with zebras — a zebra cannot change its stripes. And...