Tuesday | November 21, 2017

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Sandy Lender

Sandy Lender is the editor of AsphaltPro Magazine and part of the team that originated the how-to information concept in asphalt industry publishing. She holds an English degree from Truman State University in Missouri, but lives in sunny Florida where her spare time allows her to write fiction and help with sea turtle conservation on the side. Find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and anywhere Google takes you...

The density tech is an integral part of the crew. He helps set the rolling pattern and guides the roller operators based on numbers he sees on the density gauge. Jaret Morse of TransTech Systems, Latham, New York, suggested gauge operators take readings immediately behind the breakdown roller in many places across the width of the mat. This will give a fuller picture of compaction progress than one or two readings in random places where you “guess” a state inspector might take a core. Then use the data to make rolling pattern adjustments right away. Photo courtesy TransTech.

How to Roll for Bonus, Part 2—Ideas for Perfect Compaction

If misalignment of the screed sections leaves a line in the mat, the...
Blackstone Construction’s new plant includes the extended Double Barrel, pictured here in the foreground, to allow increased RAP percentages in mix production. All photos courtesy Astec Industries, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Caption for image saved as RAP RAS Feeds

Blackstone Construction Recycles School Assets

In 2016, the Russellville School District in Arkansas awarded a large contract to...
Sunrock’s Bryan Pfohl said the team works hard to exceed customer expectations.

Carolina Sunrock’s Excellence Shines with Latest Commendation

Since 2003, Carolina Sunrock LLC, a family-owned construction and materials supplier and highway...

Asphalt Plant, Paving and QCQA Training in 2018

For this year’s training directory, we must address the elephant in the room....
Steve Murray of Steve Murray Trucking, Hooksett, New Hampshire, uses a twist screw lock on each side of the tailgate. Photo courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

How to Safeguard the Tailgate

For the 2017 paving season, we dive into an essential area of project...
Steve Murray of Steve Murray Trucking, Hooksett, New Hampshire, uses a Slide-n-Go cover system from Cramaro out of Stuart, Florida. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Put the Haul Truck’s Canopy on Rails

For the 2017 paving season, we dive into an essential area of project...

R18 Certifies Higher Calibration Costs

Typically, standards voted on within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) don’t impact...

How to Roll for Bonus, Part 1—New Ideas in Roller Maintenance

If the screed leaves a line in the mat, the roller operator is...
At the plant, the tank farm should have clear labeling on tanks and valves to lessen the opportunity for error. Check out the November issue of AsphaltPro for the full story on Milestone’s new plant and tank farm for best practices in many areas of production. Photo courtesy Astec Industries, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Avoid Dilutive Effects of AC Storage Tank Residue

With specs for polymer-modified liquid asphalt cement (PMA) more exacting today than they...
In this picture, you can see extra lights and mirrors on the front of Murray’s truck. He includes lights atop the mirrors and at the corners of the body. Convex mirrors provide extra visibility of areas that would otherwise be blind spots. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery, Part 5—Haul Truck Safety Pays Dividends

Editor’s Note: A few of the ideas in this article involve adding lighting...

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