Porous Pavement Sweeping Solution

John and Valerie Dewitz, owners of Above & Beyond Hydroseed found themselves needing to buy a street sweeper after a bad subcontractor experience. John started the company with his wife, Valerie. They specialize in erosion control and hydroseed out of Ridgefield, Washington, and been in business since 2002. John, Val, and the Above & Beyond team the Bucher MaxPowa V65t vacuum street sweeper in a pretty unique way.

One of Above & Beyond Hydroseed’s loyal customers, a large builder, came to John asking to sweep their streets. John said, “Well, I don’t have a sweep truck, but I could probably sub that out for you,” and they said, “Okay, let’s do that.” So they did that for about three years, and were paying a lot of money out for street sweeping services, and weren’t getting outstanding results. Above and Beyond were seeing that it just wasn’t looking as clean as they thought it should. Then they started getting complaints from their customer themselves, that’s when the subcontractor started bringing in multiple trucks to try and do the job of what one truck should. The subcontractor was using the wrong type of street sweeper technology, regenerative air, for the porous pavement application. The poor result was dirt, grime, and debris were compacted into the porous pavement, the exact opposite result Above & Beyond and their customer were looking for in a sweeping solution.

Above & Beyond strives for excellent customer service and knew they had to make a change. The subcontractor wasn’t getting the job done using regenerative air street sweepers to pick up the particulates in the porous asphalt application. They started researching street sweepers and came across Bucher Municipal and the MaxPowa V65t pure vacuum street sweeper. Through the website, they connected Bucher Municipal North America. Bucher’s local specialist came out, demoed the pure vacuum street sweeper, and John and crew liked what they saw. The application-specific questions Bucher asked to make sure the street sweeper was the right fit reassured Above & Beyond. John Detwitz, “It seemed capable of doing everything that we were looking for, and we decided to make the purchase. With the Bucher Sweeper that we purchased, it performs well, and we’re getting results above and beyond what we were looking for.”

What John saw on day one and continues to see is that he’s spending less time on each site and getting a quality job. “The fact that I’m not taking three trucks out to do one job is going to be a huge saving as well. On certain sites, on some larger sites mainly, we’re seeing about a two-hour difference as far as the sweep time. That’s on a site with about 100 home sites, probably half of that being in construction. We sweep about, oh, over 30 sites a month right now. Overall, that adds up to pretty big savings.” John stated, excitedly.

All the ground in sediment that wasn’t getting picked up by the subcontractor had grounded into the porous pavement month after month. Above and Beyond Hydroseed is seeing better and better results each time they go into the subdivisions to sweep and they’re picking up all the accumulated sediment.

John said the customer comment that Above & Beyond used to receive was, “Well, I don’t see that a sweeper has even been here. Now they definitely see that we’ve been there, and get the job done.”

Don’t waste time and money. Instead, listen and learn more about Above & Beyond Hydroseed’s unique street sweeper application and the solution they found with Bucher’s pure vacuum street sweeper! Here’s the link to the entire interview on the Sweepers & Tankers Podcast: https://sweepersandtankers.libsyn.com/john-dewitz-of-above-beyond-hydroseed

Also available to listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and other major podcast services.

About Above & Beyond Hydroseed:

Keep your projects looking good with our street sweeper. Our specialized sweeping truck is built to remove a wide range of construction site debris and deep-clean dirt from pavement pores, all in a single pass. This one-of-a-kind, multifaceted service reduces sweeping visits and provides you with a superior level of cleanliness.

Sweeping services include basic, pressure wash, hand pressure wash, and catch basin vacuum service.

Learn more: https://abhydroseed.com/street-sweeping/

About Bucher Municipal North America, Inc:

Bucher Municipal is the largest manufacturer of cleaning equipment in the world. Bucher Municipal North America, Inc. specializes in pure vacuum, regenerative air, and mechanical truck-mounted sweepers, as well as compact and mid-vac pure vacuum sweepers.

What’s most important to us is what is most important to you. Helping you choose the best fit for your street sweeping program. To learn more please request your free copy of the industry report: The 5 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Steet Sweeper at https://www.buchermunicipal.com/us/en

By: Matt Starnes, Product Marketing Manager for Bucher Municipal North America, Inc.

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