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AMS Equipment Spotlight: Blaw Knox Paver

AMS Equipment Spotlight: Blaw Knox Paver

What is it? A paver is a piece of construction equipment used to lay asphalt on roads, bridges, parking lots, etc. It lays the asphalt flat and provides minor compaction before it is compacted by rollers. Weighing in at roughly 35,000 lbs. (that’s over 17 tons), the...
What is Seal Coat?

What is Seal Coat?

What is it? Seal coat is a thin liquid layer applied to the surface of worn or freshly installed asphalt for the purpose of protecting the asphalt, extending its life, and enhancing its aesthetic appeal. Consisting of refined coal tar with water, emulsifying agents,...
What is Paving?

What is Paving?

What is it? Paving is the application of new hot asphalt to either native soil or rock base material. The thickness of the asphalt section or the size of the rock used will change depending on how much weight and traffic the surface will be subject to. Base material,...

What You Can’t See, Can Hurt You

By Liz Williams The asphalt in a homeowners association is something often overlooked or ignored until it’s too late. The streets are almost always the largest asset and almost always the most expensive to replace. However, the streets are your welcome mat and their...

To Mill and Fill or Begin Again

Asphalt has a life span of 25 years, give or take, that’s a thing you now know. The give or take depends on the maintenance that it has received over the years. When its day has come the process of milling comes to play. A milling machine is used to grind the asphalt,...