Asphalt Paving Blog

Wolf Paving on Fox Focus

Posted by Todd Morris on Jun 14, 2018

Sean Wolf, Vice President of Wolf Paving, was recently interviewed by Fox Focus segment host, Meg McKenzie, to answer some questions about asphalt and asphalt paving. The pair discussed the history of Wolf Paving and the future of the asphalt business. They also cover the benefits of an asphalt pavement and how you can prolong its lifespan.

The Asphalt Manufacturing Process Explained

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Feb 24, 2016

You  see asphalt everyday on the roads you drive, paths you walk and highways you use to get around. But have you ever wondered about the asphalt manufacturing process?

Wolf Paving Recycles Asphalt and Concrete

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jul 15, 2013

People don't often think of paving as being environmentally friendly, much less “green,” but here at Wolf Paving, we take recycling seriously. In recent years, there have been significant advances in the field of construction material recycling, especially when it comes time to tear out and replace existing construction.

In fact, folks often ask us whether we engage in asphalt and concrete recycling, and we're proud to say that we recycle 100% of the asphalt we remove from construction sites. Asphalt is almost endlessly reusable – over 90 million tons are reused every year. Plus, by recycling waste materials we're already digging up, you and we both see a three-way benefit!

5 Reasons to Use Environmentally Friendly Asphalt

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Jun 18, 2013

One of the less pleasant smells associated with the changing seasons comes shortly after winter thaw and spring rains – the extended summer season of highway repair and driveway installation. As you're driving by, trying to ignore the dark fumes, it's hard to think of asphalt as a particularly “green” substance.

However, it is! Environmentally friendly asphalt is much better for the planet than most people assume. It's a fine choice if you're looking for a paving material that does as little damage to the earth as possible.

5 Benefits of Using Perpetual Pavement

Posted by J. Mrugacz on Mar 19, 2013

Perpetual pavement is a flexible but strong asphalt pavement that doesn't exhibit structural damage even when very high traffic flows over long periods of time. They’re made up of multiple layers of durable asphalt. The bottom layer is designed to be strong but flexible to resist strains that could cause cracks to form from the bottom up. A similar intermediate layer adds additional structural protection, and the final layer, made of rut-resistant hot-mix asphalt (HMA), requires only minimal maintenance. 

These surfaces have been around a long time. Some of the oldest perpetual pavements have been around since before the 1960s. The surfaces created then that were well designed and executed have provided very long usefulness without much maintenance even with heavy traffic. These days, advancements in milling, recycling, and asphalt production technologies make it even more likely that perpetual pavements will perform better and longer.