Sealer Additives Add Up

Sealer Additives Add Up

A key to improved profitability By Jeff Winke Any help in boosting….increasing….turbocharging….. profit for an asphalt paving sealcoat contractor is definitely welcome. Skip the flim-flam, sure-bet promises. What really works? What can be done to improve the projects...
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...
STAR LTCA

STAR LTCA

Low Temperature Cure Additive Complementing its line of high-performance additives, STAR has introduced LTCA (Low Temperature Cure Additive), which is designed for sealcoatings to optimally cure under cooler ambient and surface temperatures, as encountered in early...
Proper Preparation

Proper Preparation

The key to success is in the prep By Jeff Winke Effective asphalt sealcoating starts with the preparation. As one contractor said… with sealcoating it is 95% preparation and 5% actual sealing. It is as Benjamin Franklin astutely said: “By failing to prepare, you...
Cracks, Crack Sealing Explained

Cracks, Crack Sealing Explained

Causes, culprits, and treatment By Jeff Winke Folklore and myths survive. Walk down a sidewalk or cross the street with a bunch of friends and observe how many avoid stepping on cracks. When asked, they’ll respond that they don’t want to break their momma’s back or...