Top Asphalt Pavers of 2023

Jan. 30, 2023

Asphalt pavers have grown more sophisticated with the latest technologies, but one of the most basic components on the paver is still one of—if not the—most important: the screed.

Read our analysis of asphalt pavers and screed trends.

The screed plates on most pavers may not be much more than pieces of shaped sheet metal, says Canada-based metal fabricator Axton Manufac- turing, but without a well-maintained and properly adjusted screed, a paving machine cannot lay down a flat, even layer of asphalt.

An Axton blog points out that maintaining paver screed plates is not a particularly complex process and doing so can significantly extend the working lifespan of any paver screed with a few simple tasks. However, it is also important to know when a paver screed has become damaged beyond repair and needs to be replaced.