Asphalt Paving Blog

4 Benefits of Porous Asphalt For Your Home, Business or Municipal Project

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Apr 2, 2014

The term “porous” refers to holes in the asphalt material that provides a way of managing storm water or drainage challenges.  Porous material is most often used for parking lots to allow water to drain through the surface and be infiltrated into the soil below the pavement. Not only a low-maintenance option for homes and businesses with drainage problems; porous has also been an ideal option for municipal projects that face recent storm water regulations. Common uses include sidewalks, driveways, fire lanes, road shoulders and roadways.

Wolf Paving Widens Coffee Road in New Berlin, WI - Part 1 of 5

Posted by Riley Stendel on Sep 27, 2013

Wolf Paving completed the 2.75-mile Coffee Road municipal paving project in New Berlin, Wisconsin.  There were four phases of the municipal project, pre-determined by the City of New Berlin. The project included widening and straightening the road, strengthening the base through the use of geo-textile fabric and Glas-Grid reinforcing pavement mesh, and applying the new asphalt pavement along the entire road. The project began in April 2013 and was completed in October 2013.

Watch the progress of the Coffee Road redevelopment project each step of the way:

How Soil Stabilization or Rebasing Helps Your Parking Lot or Driveway

Posted by Riley Stendel on Apr 2, 2013

Here at Wolf Paving, we care about ensuring our work is the very best it can be and that it lasts as long as possible. To achieve the best results, we carefully consider every aspect of a paving project, literally from the ground up. What kind of soils exist at the site? If paving has been done before, what materials were used and are they re-usable in the current project? We ask these questions because we know an excellent base is required for an excellent result. A weak base could result in the pavement above it shifting, cracking, or even sinking. 

Asphalt Pulverizing - An Asphalt Recycling Process

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Mar 26, 2013

How do you keep roads and parking lots in good condition cost-effectively?  We’ve already talked about many of our routine maintenance suggestions, such as filling in cracks and sealcoating, but sometimes a surface is too damaged for these small actions – in these cases, it would take more money and time to repair than it would to perform a full rehabilitation.  But asphalt pulverizing offers a very economical way to fully rehabilitate a road or lot with minimal traffic disruption. It’s also a great way to save on paving materials. 

What is pulverization?

Pulverizing is a process that grinds up existing surface layers right in place, blending the asphalt layers with any sub-layers, essentially creating a new paving mix using all the old materials. No pavement is hauled away, saving costs on excavating and trucking, and rarely does new material have to be brought in (though sometimes additives or a new overlay are suggested).  Asphalt pulverizing solves most common problems, such as severe cracking and sharp edges created by continuous traffic (called “polishing”).