The word “undercut” has a negative connotation when used to undermine or dismiss someone. However; the term is used in construction to define the act of removing unstable sub grade or base course. The more technical term is Excavation Below Sub grade (EBS). While it is beneficial to stabilize the sub grade and base course
What is drain tile? When should it be used? Many contractors, land owners, and developers throw around the term drain tile. Although an effective solution in solving some drainage issues, the decision to install depends on the situation. What is Drain Tile? Drain tile is a vague term. The term is generally used as any
Somewhere, an asphalt overlay is saving the day. Like a beacon in the dark night of parking lot/road construction, an asphalt overlay is providing hope and a newly paved asphalt surface. What is an asphalt overlay? Very simply, an asphalt overlay is a method in which an existing asphalt surface is paved over with a new
Asphalt thickness is one of the most important factors that determine how a parking lot performs. While this may be true, there are numerous parking lots that are paved with less than adequate asphalt thickness. This sad truth requires some questions to be answered: How does thin asphalt happen? There are many situations which occur where the
Asphalt Life Expectancy: Are you Prepared for the Parking lot Tsunami? The asphalt life expectancy of a parking lot is comparable to a tsunami. A tsunami is a natural disaster that can cause immeasurable damage, but can go virtually unnoticed until it is too late. An asphalt parking lot, more often than not, is ignored until there
What is Recycled Asphalt? “Asphalt pavement is America’s most recycled material. It is being recycled at a rate of 99% (NAPA, 2012).” Almost all asphalt that is removed from project sites are crushed and reused. Additionally, asphalt roof shingles are actively being used in the hot-mix process. The green movement is alive and well in
Suburban Asphalt is a family owned and operated paving company founded in 1965 by brothers Terry (Sr.) and Roger Buss. We are located in Franklin, WI and currently provide asphalt services to almost all of Southeastern Wisconsin.