Asphalt Paving Blog

3 Signs Your Parking Lot Sewer Drain or Manhole Needs Repair

Posted by Jacob Mrugacz on Jun 5, 2019

To avoid costly repair and liability issues, a property manager’s, facilities manager’s and business owner’s exterior maintenance plan should include regular audits of all the property’s sewer drains and utility holes. Sewer drains and manholes can be found in parking lots, basements, backyards and alleys and with proper maintenance, may last a lifetime. Even with long-lasting characteristics, exposure to outdoor elements plays a role in the lifespan of drains and manholes that are both susceptible to deterioration.

5 Reasons Why Your Business or Municipality Should Repair Potholes In Spring

Posted by J. Mrugacz on May 22, 2019

Spring in Wisconsin means longer days, blooming bulbs, baseball...and potholes.

Potholes are caused by the same science that makes a can of soda explode in your freezer - the expansion and contraction of water. Ground water gets under the pavement, expands when frozen, and contracts when it melts. The expansion bends and weakens the asphalt, and the contraction leaves gaps behind where the pavement can collapse and create a hole. This is why potholes multiply in spring as the ground thaws. 

Wolf Hunger Task Force Resurfacing & Repaving Project

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jun 24, 2017

Wolf Paving recently resurfaced and repaved a parking lot at the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin, Wisconsin. The Farm grows fruits and vegetables specificly for the purpose of feeding the hungry. Here they grow over 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables all delivered free of charge. To learn more specifically about The Farm visit their site here.

4 Keys for Quality Asphalt Paving

Posted by Monica Madsen on Feb 10, 2012

Have you ever noticed that some asphalt paving looks great for years, while some deteriorates quickly? What causes asphalt installations to behave so differently?

Parking Lot Maintenance For Porous Asphalt Pavement

Posted by J. Mrugacz on May 27, 2011

The main goal of maintaining porous asphalt pavement, which is commonly used in parking lots, is to prevent the surface of the pavement and the underlying infiltration bed from being clogged with fine sediments. With proper routine maintenance, the porous asphalt can last effectively for 20+ years.