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Completing every job on time and on spec requires more than quality equipment. It also requires in-depth knowledge about the work at hand and the expertise to tackle whatever challenges come your way. That's why we're putting the tools you need to succeed right at your fingertips. It's just one more way we're with you from the ground up.

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Insider Tips


Paving by the Numbers

paving by the numbers resources

Experienced professionals and new operators alike will find these steps invaluable when it comes to improving performance and hitting targets.

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Milling by the Numbers

milling by the numbers

Use this pocket-size guide as a convenient reminder of the five steps necessary to prepare for and complete a quality milling operation.

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Private Facebook Group

Private Facebook Group

Ask questions of other paving professionals, share ideas and lessons learned with one another, and get access to information and tips not available elsewhere.

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Mobile Apps/Calculators


Paving Amplitude Calculator

Paving Amplitude Calculator

Use this mobile app to help determine the proper amplitude setting for your asphalt compactor to maximize compaction efficiency.

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Paving Production Calculator

Paving Production Calculator

With this mobile app, you can estimate trucking needs, paving speeds, compaction and other jobsite factors—reducing inefficiency and contributing to smoothness.

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Application Tools

Soil Compaction

Moisture Content & The Proctor Test

Moisture Content & The Proctor Test

Learn about water's important role in soil compaction and the tests that can help you determine optimum moisture content and corresponding dry density.

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Equipment Selection Guidelines

Equipment Selection Guidelines

While many factors influence your choice of compaction equipment, these guidelines can help you match equipment to job variables and soil types.

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Soil Compaction Tips

Soil Compaction Tips

View general guidelines for roller selection, uniformity, lift thickness, compactive effort, working speed, soil placement and compaction.

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Soil Compaction Troubleshooting

Soil Compaction Troubleshooting

Solve common problems that occur on the jobsite more quickly with this list of possible causes and solutions.

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Asphalt Paving


Improving Ride Quality

Improving Ride Quality

Smooth roads last longer and help improve fuel economy. These guidelines will help you create smooth bituminous layers, pave efficiently and make proper use of grade and slope control.

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Asphalt Paving Troubleshooting

Asphalt Paving Troubleshooting

Use this guide to help determine the causes of common defects in the bituminous layer, including surface texture, segragation, roughness and blemishes.

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Factors that affect the Screed

Factors that affect the Screed

Factors such as speed and the material feed system can impact how the screed floats. Learn what happens when speed increases or decreases and how to create and maintain a continuous flow of material through the screed.

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Asphalt Compaction


Rolling Patterns

Rolling Patterns

Get detailed information about common patterns, including Basic, Two Unconfined Edges, One Confined Edge, Emergency Lane and Echelon.

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Inconsistent Density

Inconsistent Density

Achieve consistently high density with these tips to create uniform patterns, compaction forces, working speeds and temperature zones.

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Longitudinal Joint Compaction Patterns

Longitudinal Joint Compaction Patterns

Learn the process for achieving two common objectives: high-density longitudinal joints and joint compaction for appearance.

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Vibration, Amplitude & Frequency

Vibration, Amplitude & Frequency

Successful crews understand the relationship between these key forces of compaction—and how a mat accepts them.

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Application Guides


Guide to Soil Compaction

Guide to Soil Compaction

This guide offers a practical approach to soil compaction principles, testing techniques and on-the-job procedures.

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Guide to Asphalt Compaction

Guide to Asphalt Compaction

This practical, hands-on reference manual covers the basic principles of asphalt compaction along with specific examples of how to use them effectively.

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Guide to Asphalt Paving

Guide to Asphalt Paving

Ideal for those involved in the planning, preparation and placement of asphalt, this reference guide covers the basics of asphalt production, paving fundamentals, applications and more.

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