Breaking the Pothole Cycle

2018 was the year of the pothole. It seems like every news station locally and nationally had extensive coverage on what they dubbed the “pothole pandemic.” A crumbling infrastructure in combination with dwindling municipal budgets and an extensive freeze thaw cycle has created the perfect storm for potholes and lots of them. Public works departments, county road commissions and state departments of transportation are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to pothole patching. Adverse weather conditions, lack of resources,…
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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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