How Potholes Form: Explaining It to Your Clients in Fun Terms

Most drivers who live in cold-weather climates know that they will have to dodge potholes, especially in the spring. They might not, however, understand exactly how potholes form, simply blaming it on road salt and heavy trucks in general. As a road repair contractor, you probably often receive questions about why potholes happen, and you need to explain it in easy terms without becoming too scientific. How Potholes Form: The Ice Cube Comparison Explaining to drivers how potholes form may…
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Getting the Most Out of Your Trade Show Experience

As the working season winds down for most pavement contractors, another season is quickly approaching, trade show season. Trade shows such as the National Pavement Expo and World of Asphalt are ideal opportunities for pavement contractors to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, as well as network with other pavement contractors from around the country. Additionally, trade shows offer several classes and seminars that focus on topics such as best practices to business management classes. With…
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Section 179 Tax Credit: What It Could Mean to You

Now that 2018 is only a few weeks away from coming to an end, thoughts of taxes will start coming to mind. As a business owner, one specific factor that you may want to consider is the Section 179 Tax Credit, which essentially supports small- and medium-sized businesses to encourage them to invest in themselves. How the Section 179 Tax Credit Works Simply stated, if you buy or lease a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the full price…
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Wintertime Patching

It’s that time of the year again when asphalt contractors begin to shift gears from the long days and high temperatures of the summer to the dreaded office work and frigid cold of the winter. For many, the winter is a time to get caught up on administrative tasks and take a long, well deserved break from the season. However, winter brings a few difficult situations that asphalt contractors must face. For starters, because of the lack of incoming work,…
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Stop the Cycle: Asphalt Recycling Leads to Longer-Lasting Repairs

Are you a representative of a municipality that struggles to keep up with pothole patching, finding yourself patching the same potholes week after week or even day after day? Well, you’re far from alone. Municipalities across the country are constantly fighting adverse conditions when it comes to pothole patching. Between harsh winter weather conditions and the lack of hot mix asphalt availability, many municipalities perform temporary repairs with cold patch asphalt and wait until spring to go back and make…
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5 Reasons Why You Need to Own a Hotbox

If you work in the asphalt repair industry, you need to own a hotbox. To us, there’s no question about that at all, and once you see how effective it is in helping you work more efficiently, the choice will be clear to you too…
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Why Buying Quality Equipment is a Wise Investment

It’s an age-old debate. Do you spend a little more for quality equipment knowing that it will last longer and work better, or buy cheaper products to save money now even though you’ll have to replace them sooner? When it comes to items like clothing and food, it doesn’t really matter very much. But when it comes to machinery like asphalt maintenance equipment, automobile repair tools, or construction equipment, there’s no question at all. Buying quality equipment is a must,…
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The Importance of Etching Crack Walls

Crack sealing is undeniably one of the most important steps in preventing further parking lot and driveway erosion. If you regularly maintain asphalt surfaces over time, you can avoid having to completely resurface or even replace the entire lot. But there’s one thing that some contractors might be overlooking: the value of etching crack walls before crack filling…
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Asphalt Mastic: The Material that Binds

We’ve all been hearing a lot about asphalt mastic lately, as it has become more popular than ever – and with good reason. With proper technique, mastic can help repair significant cracks and also seal patches more thoroughly, helping to ensure a longer-lasting repair…
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Asphalt Hotbox: Long-Lasting Solutions for Pothole Repair

The Problem: When it comes to pothole patching, you probably feel like you are beating your head against a wall. Are you visiting the same potholes time and time again but are never able to offer a viable, long term solution? We are here to tell you there is a BETTER WAY!…
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