Methods that Help Raymond Wolk Design Your Paving Project

Raymond Wolk is an expert at paving projects and can help you with all of your asphalt and trucking needs. But R Wolk didn’t earn his paving reputation by being unprepared. Raymond Wolk knows how to get ready for any paving project because he knows the tools and resources to tap into.

Sharing his paving knowledge with the world, here are some tools that help Raymond Wolk design your paving project.

Determining Quantities

Measuring a paving job is crucial and often times the first step to any paving project. Raymond Wolk is always sure to familiarize himself with the area he is paving so that he can determine amount of asphalt he will need. This can be simple if the area is square, rectangular or constant width of road, but this isn’t usually the case as there are typically obstacles to work around.

Paving a complex area can be a daunting task to some contractors, but Raymond Wolk’s paving expertise makes it easier by dividing the pavement area into simple geometric shapes. He then adds and subtracts these areas to determine the area that needs to be paved.

Mix-Type Selection

The importance of identifying the most beneficial type of mix for your paving project can’t be overstated. Raymond Wolk’s principal factors when choosing a paving mix include traffic, soils, characteristics, weather, construction considerations, recycling, and cost comparison. Secondary factors that R Wolk considers when choosing a paving mix include performance of similar pavements in the area, adjacent existing pavements, conservation of materials and energy, and availability of local materials.

Determining Mix Cooling Time

There is a user-friendly online and mobile app called MultiCool that helps contractors like Raymond Wolk calculate the mix cooling times for your paving project. The app requires that users input items such as time of day, latitude, air temperature, wind speed, mix information and lift thickness, type of material being paved over, its temperature and whether or not the soil or base are frozen. The app then computes how much time it will take each lift to cool and when the next lift should be placed.

Advice for Paver Buying

The contractors at Raymond Wolk Paving are pretty savvy about knowing what materials and equipment they’ll need to complete a paving project. Our asphalt pavers at R Wolk Paving are here to provide some advice for any contractor who might be looking to purchase paving equipment.

You Get What You Pay For

Pavers require a large up-front cost, but can be a great long-term investment. With proper preventive maintenance, pavers are designed to run reliably for more than 10 years. Communicate with the manufacturer to get a full understanding of the total ownership costs of the machine you’re buying. Pay particular attention to parts that tend to wear, such as slate drive chains, slat bars, and conveyor floor liners.

Make sure all of these parts are designed to give you years of service without needing to be replaced and come with a strong warranty. Also make sure the rubber tracks on the paver are warranted for at least three years or 3,000 hours. Buying a paver can be a smart move but it’s important to remember that total ownership cost not only includes the purchase price, but also owning and operating costs, as well as resale value.

Evaluate Features

Evaluating a machine’s features is a crucial part of purchasing a paver. Certain features can help deliver a high-quality product to customers and take businesses like Raymond Wolk Paving to the next level. We understand that a good paving job can last as a calling card for years to come and R Wolk Paving wants to make sure our machines provide all of the necessary functions to complete every project.

Investigate Feeder System

Buyers of pavers will also want to make sure they take a look at a machine’s feeder system to make sure it can deliver material in a consistent manner. This feeder system controls the machine’s ability to maintain straight-line travel and is integral for smoothness and joint quality.

Check for Onboard Diagnostics

Onboard diagnostic capability on a paver can be a significant advantage. This kind of setup provides the ability to troubleshoot electrical problems without needing to bring additional equipment onboard like a laptop.