Learning About Paving Contractor Services

Hello, my name is Rick. Welcome to my website about paving contractor services. When I purchased my commercial site, I had to immediately renovate the driveway and walkways to suit them to my needs. I contacted a paving contractor to discuss the paving options available for the job at hand. I was overwhelmed with all of the available materials and build techniques for my paving project. I finally settled on the best one for my place of business with help from my paving contractor. I will explore paving options and build techniques on my site to help other people find the perfect combination for their project. Thanks.

Asphalt Paving Odd Jobs: Strange Requests Your Paving Contractors Are Willing To Fill


Asphalt has lots of different uses, some of which you might not be aware of. The oddest paving jobs are not always the largest, but paving contractors are willing to fulfill a customer's request for these odd jobs anyway. Here are three examples of strange places to put asphalt and why you might consider them in the future.

Cover for Flat Roofing

Because it is extremely difficult to get equipment up to a flat roof that may be several stories high, it is an odd place to put asphalt. Normally you would think of asphalt as "ground cover material" only, but flat roofs on office buildings and stores are covered with asphalt because it protects the flat roof, insulates it and makes it stronger and more durable. If you have a flat roof on your place of employment or your home, you may want to consider hiring a paving contractor to cover it with asphalt.

Gutter Protectant

Gutters often present rust or corrosion after a time. You can line the gutters with a little asphalt, thereby protecting them from rust and creating a solid channel for rainwater to pass through. The asphalt can handle the heat of summer quite well, and because it absorbs sunlight it helps melt ice in winter. (A local paving contractor might look at you funny, since this in not a common paving request, but when you explain the reasoning behind it, he or she should be willing to complete the job for you.)

Adhesive/Grout for Paving Stones

To make a pathway or driveway with decorative paving stones, you may want a paving contractor to first lay down a thin layer of asphalt. The paving stones, when pushed into the hot asphalt, will stick firmly and not move or break apart as easily over time because of the adhesive qualities of the asphalt. Some of the asphalt may squeeze up between the paving stones and become a black grout of sorts, but this can add to the decorative effect of your pathway or driveway (and the blackness of the asphalt fades over time.)

Finding an "Odd Jobs" Paving Contractor

If you live in the Southern part of the U.S., there are probably lots of paving contractors that pave flat roofs. In the rest of the U.S., you may have to do some digging to find a contractor who is willing to haul his equipment onto a roof by crane. Contractors who specialize in decorative curbing and pavement will be able to help you with projects involving asphalt and paving stones, while general contractors or roofing contractors may offer the gutter protectant service.

For more information, contact a professional company such as Asphalt Maintenance.


11 September 2015