Driveway Paving In Minneapolis
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 Asphalt Services’ 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 WarrantyAt 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 DrivewayWhether 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 ConcreteAn 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 WintersAsphalt 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 LifespanThanks 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 FasterThe 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.
Eco-FriendlyAsphalt 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 ReplacementIf 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 finish the job in 1 day. However, if there are issues with the base or drainage, it can take up to 2 days.
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 2 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 RepairsErickson 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:
Affordable Gravel Driveways in MinnesotaGravel provides an excellent and durable driveway surface. While they are not as popular as asphalt driveways, gravel driveways do have their place and their advantages. Gravel is not the most elegant of driveway surfaces, but it is the cheapest. And if you are trying to stay within a budget, gravel is a very viable and practical option. Due to their cost effectiveness, gravel driveways are an excellent option in rural areas, where driveways can be exceptionally long, or in residential neighborhood where a strict home improvement budget may allow few other options. Another nice feature of a gravel driveway is that it can always be paved over at a later date.
Gravel Driveways; Low Maintenance for MN Weather!Gravel driveways also have a lower installation cost and they are much easier to maintain, since you never have to worry about cracking and surface heaving. But make no mistake about it, gravel driveways require thoughtful planning and professional installation and preparation of the road bed to ensure that they drain water efficiently and don’t just turn into a soupy mess early in the spring or after a heavy rain. Also be mindful of the fact that we live in Minnesota where snow is inevitable and gravel is not the simplest surface for snow removal.
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.
– Jacob Earl
– Progressive Builders, Inc.