that milling & paving sweeping is the most difficult type of
sweeping project for a sweeper and its operator. The sweeper has
to be extremely heavy duty and in good condition, and the operator
must have a high degree of competence and training.
Milling & paving sweeping is a job for the most experienced
A significant component to sweeping milling & paving projects
is having an operator who is alert, communicates well and is properly
trained in the entire process of milling & paving. The sweeper
operator MUST keep track of what the miller is doing throughout
the entire process. Without a high level of experience in milling
& paving sweeping, a sweeper operator can create trouble for
the whole crew.
It is also important that the sweeper operator communicates with
the milling crew as to how the particular operation is being run.
You have to know what you're doing to start with, then listen well
and follow along the guidelines.
Properly trained operators understand the basics of a milling operation,
They will be faced with piles
of heavy material.
State or local inspectors can shut down
a milling operation until the street sweeper catches up.
The sweeper operator may need to communicate
with contractor personnel to scrape up the windrow of millings
||Dealing with the entire process - the flaggers,
the superintendents, the traffic, state or local police, etc.
Safety is paramount!
Safety is always a concern for Thesing Power Sweeping and milling
& paving projects only add to that concern for us. This is particularly
the case on heavy highway projects where traffic control, being
alert, and knowing the job are critical to a safe work environment.
We are extra careful on these projects and only use properly trained
operators who have safety consciousness on their mind every second.
We also realize the importance of outfitting our sweepers with the
proper safety equipment, which includes strobe systems and arrow
sticks on the sweeper. Safety is a significant component of the
training our people have, and we outfit our sweepers so people can
Equipment choice is critical for
milling & paving projects
At Thesing Power Sweeping, we prefer using a high dump for ease
of material transfer. Our preferred sweepers of choice on milling
& paving projects are the Broom Bear and the Athey Mobil. In
our opinion, they are the most rugged and efficient mechanical sweepers
on the market today. The intelligent designs give us greater water
and hopper capacity, requiring us to make fewer scheduled stops.
We also believe that they have a cleaner dumping action and that
they are easy to operate – even transporting at highway speeds
– and easy to maintain.
Reliability & dependability
We understand that timing is critical on a milling & paving
project! Often, the roadway is closed and work is performed at night,
which adds to the cost and the pressure to complete the project
within the timeframe allotted. When you tell us you need a sweeper
on the job at 8:00 p.m., we know you mean exactly 8:00 p.m., and
not a minute later.
We also understand that it is critical for the street sweeper to
begin sweeping as soon as the miller begins its work since any millings
left behind could be compacted by construction vehicles and cars,
and potentially cause the following problems:
Street sweeper cannot effectively
pickup the compacted millings
Site inspection fails
Asphalt will not adhere to road surface
||Delays in paving!
Flexibility in scheduling
At Thesing Power Sweeping, a significant portion of our milling
& paving projects are scheduled with less than 48 hours notice,
so we know that we have to be able to react. In addition, our scheduled
projects are sometimes performed at night. We understand that you
need flexibility because our workload is dependent upon how much
you – as the contractor - get done.
In order to be able to handle this workload and flexibility, we
have a fleet of sixteen large mechanical broom sweepers and all
of our operators are trained on milling & paving projects. We
service the largest contractors in the tri-state area, including:
A. E. Stone, Agate Construction Co., American Asphalt, Arawak Paving
Co., C. Abbonizio Contractors, Diamond Materials, Greggo & Ferrara,
JPC Group, Jersey Construction, R. E. Pierson Construction Co.,
South State, Wyndham Construction, Robert T. Winzinger, and Zone
We completely understand this simple premise when it comes
to milling and paving projects – new asphalt will not adhere
properly to the milled road surface if millings are trapped in the
middle. Further complicating this is the fact that state or local
inspectors will not allow the new asphalt to be applied; effectively
halting the entire project until the street sweeper completes its
There are several techniques that we employ to ensure we sweep
as many of the millings as possible and our drivers are trained
in them. Some are technical and some come from years of experience
in sweeping milling projects. The technical aspects include cleaning
out all of the joints, which requires proper gutter broom adjustment
and specialized operator training. Experienced sweeper operators
know that increased down pressure or a tilt adjustment on the gutter
broom can be the simple fix to adequately cleaning out the joints.
Thesing Power Sweeping is a Women-Business Enterprise (WBE)
You can fill your mandatory minority and small business percentages
by using Thesing Power Sweeping, for state contracts requiring it.
Thesing Power Sweeping is a Women-Business Enterprise in the State
of New Jersey and The City of Philadelphia. Thesing is also registered
as a Small Business with the State of New Jersey. We are the only
street sweeper we are aware of in the greater Philadelphia area
that can say this! See about us for more
Public projects & certified payroll
We realize that many milling & paving projects are public in
nature and this means that we are required to have a certified payroll.
We understand the certified payroll rules and we work with your
administrative staff for a smooth and seamless process.