Road construction and paving services specialize in the building of roads, highways, interchanges, and associated utilities. Capabilities include sealcoating, asphalt paving, concrete paving, new road construction, road rehabilitation, marking, and striping. Some road construction and paving services build, pave, stripe, and mark highways, roadways, driveways, and airport runways. Other businesses build and pave parking lots, race tracks, walkways, and playfields. Depending upon the application, road builders and highway engineers may recommend either asphalt pavement or concrete pavement. Block pavers, paving stones, and concrete pavers are used sometimes in driveways and walkways.
Commercial Paving Services
Commercial paving services may perform asphalt paving and concrete paving, asphalt sealcoating, or general paving repair and maintenance services. Asphalt paving cures more quickly than concrete paving, but concrete roads can withstand higher temperatures. Depending upon the application, road construction and paving services may recommend hot mix asphalt (HMA), conventional concrete, or roller-compacted concrete (RCC). Recycled asphalt and recycled concrete are also available. In the United States, most highways are made of hot mix asphalt (HMA), a combination of stone and sand held together by an asphalt binder. Asphalt highways are characterized by smooth, perpetual pavements that help minimize noise and improve vehicle fuel economy
Asphalt road construction and paving services include asphalt paving contractors, asphalt maintenance services, asphalt seal coaters, and asphalt repair, crack sealing and patching services. Asphalt paving services are contractors that build paths, parking lots, walkways, and driveways. Asphalt maintenance involves tasks such as light maintenance to asphalt repairs. Eventually, asphalt resurfacing or asphalt replacement is required. Asphalt seal coating is available for both commercial and residential properties. Sealcoating applies one or more layers of a coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mix to form a protective barrier against oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, road salt, and water.
Concrete paving companies are road construction and paving services that can combine the capabilities of a road builder with that of a concrete contractor. As road builders, they can install new concrete pavement or repair damaged surfaces. As concrete contractors, they can build curbs, gutters, catch basins, sidewalks, islands, and ramps. Many of these companies can also create decorative concrete surfaces using stamped or colored concrete. Road construction and paving services that specialize in concrete repair and removal are also available.