One of the greatest benefits of being in the asphalt business is the chance it gives us to get out and see Wisconsin. I will admit a little bias here, but I think we live in the most beautiful state in the country. No matter what part of the state we find ourselves in, I always find a moment to admire the scenery. From the bluffs of Prairie Du Chien to the woodlands of Ashland there is plenty to admire.
While there are so many different places and sceneries Wisconsin has to offer, there is one staple that is prevalent theought the entire state; that is it’s agriculture. Wisconsin farming has, for so long been a statement of what is great about the place we call home. Hardworking men and women that truly care about the quality of the products they produce, and take care of the land they operate. Wisconsin will always be a farm first state.
Over the many years we’ve had countless opportunities to provide our services to the Wisconsin farmer. From making their driveways a smoother, cleaner ride; to providing a clean working area in front of their shops. It’s always been our privelage to add something of value to their farms. Of all the uses the agricultural industry has found for asphalt, none have received the rave reviews for function, and return on investment quite like the paved silage pads.
From our many conversations with past agricultural customers we feel it is safe to say there is no better use for asphalt on a farm. One customer in particular, Jason Wachter of Boscobel WI, estimated the amount of money he saved from reducing silage waste, was enough to pay for the entire project within the first year!
Asphalt is withuout question an enormous upgrade over gravel, and in ways over concrete as well. Certainly the benefits of aspahlt over gravel for a silage pad are obvious. However it’s benefits over concrete maybe not so much. Unlike concrete, asphalt is a smooth continuous surface that is perfect for scraping down to the last bit of silage. Also the acids that are produced by the silage will eat at the surface of concrete causing it to chip out when scraped. Just last year I had a conversation with a Marshfield WI farmer, Clay Bernick, who lost a cow due to ingesting a piece of concrtete that had unknowingly been chipped out into the silage. This is obviously a huge issue for the farmer.
Using asphalt as a silage pad will substantially reduce the amount of waste putting A LOT more money in the pocket of the farmer, and in ways improve the quality and safety of the silage for their herds. If you are considering upgrading your current silage pad conditions don’t hesitate to call us for a free quote built specifically for your project. Toll free 866-522-3403. Like our page on facebook to view any offers that may be available!