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Asphalt Driveways

Your home is your pride. One of the first things people see is your driveway and when it looks good, almost everything looks good. Most importantly, it increases the resale value of your home.

Erickson Minneapolis paving company offers high-quality craftsmanship that goes into each project can give your home an exceptional curb appeal. Being a family-owned and operated business since 1990, we’ve gained our reputation as the industry leader in asphalt paving in Minneapolis.

Our attention to detail, tailor-fitted approach, and commitment to excellence have been our guide and foundation that has helped us satisfy customers across the state.

And with each project we take on, we are willing to put our proud name on the line.

Industry Leading 10 Year Warranty

At Erickson Asphalt Services, we stand by our high-quality work, unmatched craftsmanship, and the premium materials we use. We understand the true value of a beautiful yet durable and practical driveway that can withstand the weather.

On average, we use 25% more material than any other company to ensure its longevity. We use a 4-inch gravel base. We know what goes underneath is just as important as what goes on top.

Advantages of an Asphalt Driveway

Whether installing a new driveway or replacing an old one, contacting a Minneapolis driveway paving company to install a blacktop driveway is a no-brainer choice. Here’s why:

Costs Almost Half As Much As Concrete

An asphalt driveway costs half as much as having a concrete driveway. And the larger your driveway is, the larger the price difference gets.

Can Withstand Harsh Minneapolis Winters

Asphalt expands and contracts with temperature changes, which makes it the ideal material for our extreme temperature variances. With our 30 years of experience we have perfected the correct asphalt mixture and installation techniques to handle our climate.

20-30 Years Lifespan

Thanks to its flexibility, asphalt can last up to 20-30 years with proper maintenance. Cracks and holes can also be easily filled and sealed should you need to. If that happens, we can repair it with a premium crack sealer with a rubberized formula to give room for ground movement without breaking cracking your driveway again.

Melts Snow and Ice Faster

The blacktop driveway helps draw and retain more of the sun’s heat. This means snow and ice will melt faster compared to a concrete driveway. Not only does it make your driveway safe for you and your family, but it also reduces risks of damage in the long run.


Asphalt is a highly sustainable product that can be recycled. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that an average of 36 million tons is recycled every year.

Asphalt Overlay Vs. Asphalt Replacement

If you already have an asphalt driveway that has deteriorated, you have two options: Asphalt Overlay or Asphalt Replacement.

With Asphalt Overlay, your old pavement can serve as the base where the new layer of asphalt will be applied. This works perfectly for asphalt driveways that show signs of cracking or potholing but have not yet deteriorated entirely.

Asphalt Replacement, on the other hand, means your old blacktop driveway will be removed completely. New asphalt will then be applied once a solid base is established. This is the best option when your old pavement has deteriorated beyond repair.

Our staff will recommend the most suitable solution based on your unique situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to pave my driveway?

The amount of time it will take to install your new asphalt pavement largely depends on the prep work required. For example, removing your old driveway can add to the job thus requiring more time. Your residential paving company can typically will need 1-2 days for prep work and 1 day for paving.

When can I use my driveway?

You can walk on your newly installed asphalt pavement the same day. During summer months, asphalt can take longer to cool and you should wait for 5-7 days before driving on it. Based on these and other factors, the project foreman will advise you how long before you can use it completely.

How long will my driveway last?

Asphalt pavements can last up to 20-30 years with proper maintenance. To reduce damage and delay deterioration, driveway sealcoating every 2 to 3 years is what we recommend. Sealcoating fills surface voids and can reduce exposure to oxygen and UV rays. It also reduces the depth in which oil, gas, and water can penetrate the asphalt.

How thick will the driveway asphalt be?

While a typical residential asphalt company uses 1.5” to 2” compacted asphalt, Erickson Asphalt Services uses 2.5” compacted asphalt. This makes your asphalt driveway more durable and last longer. This will ensure you get the most out of your investment.

Asphalt Driveway Repairs

Erickson Asphalt Services gained its superior reputation as a Minneapolis driveway paving company by using only the finest materials, state of the art equipment, advanced techniques, and highly skilled professionals.

That said, it’s still inevitable for your asphalt driveway will sustain damage over the years, especially with the harsh Minneapolis weather.

Despite our best and longest warranty in the industry, your driveway can still develop potholes and cracks that need to be filled. This can happen due to frost heaves and expansion/contraction of the ground.

That’s where we come in:

With over 30 years of experience, we not only have the best materials, but we also have unmatched craftsmanship to do the job right the first time around.

As an industry leader in asphalt paving in Minneapolis, Erickson Asphalt Services can help you install a pristine asphalt driveway with rugged durability that can withstand the weather over the years.

Free Driveway Estimates!

The bottom line is: whatever your driveway needs or budget might be, Erickson Asphalt Services is the leader among asphalt driveway contractors and gravel driveway contractors. Our skill, experience, and history of high quality work and customer service set us apart from the crowd. So contact us and let us show you what we can do with a free estimate.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Terry Kurowski -
Lydea, Lyndon and his partner did a fantastic job with the scheduling of my seal coat job. The guys were polite, informative and professional. My driveway looks fantastic! I will definitely use Erickson Asphalt again and refer them to everyone I know!
Jason Fredensborg -
Devin’s crew from Erickson Asphalt did an amazing job on our driveway! On time, friendly, and even did a small patch repair for us at a very reasonable cost. Will definitely use them again.
Brian V. -
Ryan and his crew showed up on time and ready to work! Was very neat, organized and professional about their work. Friendly and knowledgeable! Will recommend to anyone and can’t wait to use them again.
Monte Bloom -
My driveway looks great! Lyndon and Cara’s crew came out Exactly at the time they told me they would. They prepped the driveway and blasted out a really nice looking coat onto my driveway. Nice job guys, thanks.
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