Asphalt Paving Blog

9 Important Asphalt Paving Budget Tips for Property Managers

Posted by Jacob Mrugacz on Jun 14, 2019

If your parking lot is fading, crumbling or full of potholes, you may be wondering how to fit repair and resurfacing into your already tight property budget. Don’t worry; establishing a realistic parking lot maintenance budget doesn’t need to be painful.

Summer Road Safety Toolkit

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jul 11, 2017

Frequent reports of distracted driving incidents and injuries occurring in work zones have become an increasing concern among Wisconsin residents.

Safety awareness is especially critical in the summer months with the increase in roadway construction and workers positioned along various high-traffic sites.

7 Must Read Asphalt Resources to Celebrate Read Across America Day

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Feb 24, 2015

Did you know all of the wonderful blogs, articles, eBooks and even children’s books that talk about asphalt? We are thrilled to share our love of asphalt pavement with you!

Wolf Paving is proud to support and celebrate Read Across America Day, on March 2nd, 2015. Established by the National Education Association, Read Across America Day is celebrated each year as an opportunity to engage readers of all ages and to encourage them to build a lifelong love of reading. Set each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Read Across America Day promotes local reading events and encourages libraries and schools to get excited about reading.

5 Qualities To Look For In An Asphalt Paving Contractor

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Aug 27, 2014

Whether your project includes driveway, highway, parking lot, activity area paving needs or more, choosing a quality asphalt paving company both for commercial and residential projects should include some research on service providers as well as recommendations from trusted sources, third party reviews and references. It’s important to take multiple sources of information and recommendations into consideration when making your final choice. Along with opinions shared and found through your research, the quality of paving materials and products to be used should be a factor considered when making a decision. If you are looking for a professional paving contractor with expert engineers, here are a few qualities you should consider:


  1. Price: Competitive pricing is an important factor when choosing an asphalt paving contractor and representatives should offer to provide a complimentary site visit and quote. Considerations in regard to price should include quality of equipment, type of asphalt mixture, complexity of the project area, municipal ordinances, removal of existing surfaces, environmental factors and recycling options
  2. Reviews: A reputable asphalt paving company will openly share customer reviews and / or a Better Business Bureau rating. Oftentimes, a company’s reviews or case study examples will be shared on their website to be viewed by new and prospective companies or individuals. In some cases, an asphalt paving company will recommend a new customer visit a project site that is in production or recently completed.
  3. Years of experience & project history: Leaning on the knowledge of an experienced asphalt paving representative will help you make good choices for your property as well as save you money. Representatives that are able to communicate in a clear and informed way, while providing good examples of challenging projects and solutions they have provided for other customers, are likely to be the best partners for your project.
  4. Licensed and insured: There should be no resistance by your asphalt paving contractor to provide documentation showing that they are licensed and insured. This documentation not only provides protection for their representatives and equipment, it provides protection for you and your property as well.
  5. Warranty: A good contractor should stand by their work and make customer satisfaction a priority. While not always offered or limited, asking for a project warranty (workmanship & materials) will guarantee that the project is completed to industry standards and the unique needs of your property (as agreed upon at the start of the project). Most company warranties are different based on project circumstances – so be sure to have all information in writing before the start of your project. Installation experts should also provide tips to help you extend the life of your newly paved or seal-coated surface.