Parking Lot Paving
Minnesota Asphalt Parking Lots
The condition of a parking lot that visitors use says a lot about your business, including the level of commitment you have to maintain a safe and welcoming appearance. Potholes, chemical stains and cracks are a good indication it is time to have your parking lot paved.
The aesthetics of any property are enhanced by the clean, smooth look of professionally constructed pavement. Safety is enhanced by minimizing tripping hazards. Snow removal is quicker and easier as asphalt retains heat expediting the melting process, and maintenance requirements are drastically reduced.
We at Erickson Asphalt Services can help you achieve all these and more using our state of the art equipment, up-to-date techniques, and unmatched craftsmanship. Being an industry leader as a Minneapolis parking lot paving company, we pride ourselves in helping businesses get more value from their investment.
As a commercial paving company with 30 years of experience, we also understand the importance of minimizing the disruption of your daily business operations. We will work with you to create a strategic approach to minimize disruption to traffic and customers.
As the name implies, new construction is the building of new asphalt surfaces. First, excavation and grading of the area are performed as necessary to establish the desired grade and drainage. In some instances, a “geotextile” fabric is placed on top of the sub-base as a separation barrier.
Then, an aggregate base course is placed and compacted. Finally, an appropriately designed asphalt mix is applied to present a furnished surface suitable for the desired use. Some of the considerations that your Erickson Asphalt representative can review with you are the budget, intended use, site drainage, permits, existing utility location, parking lot striping, access to the area for removing dirt and receiving the base course.
Replacement of Existing Asphalt
Deterioration of asphalt usually occurs for three reasons, lack of adequate maintenance, severe use, or merely living past its life expectancy. At this point, the old pavement may need to be removed and replaced with new asphalt or refurbished with one of the following options: Overlay or Removal and Replacement.
An asphalt overlay is a new layer of asphalt, one to three inches in thickness, applied over the existing asphalt surface. The existing pavement may need to be “milled” in certain areas to provide proper drainage and grade of the project. The surface needs to be adequately cleaned and all grass edges cut back before installing the new layer of asphalt. “Tack” is applied to assist in adhering to the new layer of asphalt to the existing asphalt.
Removal and Replacement
Subgrade deficiencies may require complete removal of all or part of the pavement and base material. These materials are excavated and removed from the site. Aggregate base is brought in and compacted as needed for a proper base. New asphalt is then laid and compacted with vibratory rollers to finish the project.
Unknown or pre-existing conditions in the sub-base such as excess moisture, shallow utility lines, improper base material or a sub-base that was installed incorrectly may require additional steps in the base preparation of your project. These conditions often cannot be detected until the old pavement has been removed. Your Erickson Asphalt representative can recommend the most effective methods to resolve these conditions at that time. All of Erickson Asphalt project estimators are thoroughly trained to review your paving project and prepare a cost-effective solution to your asphalt surfacing needs.
Why Erickson Asphalt for your next project?
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 parking lot with rugged durability that can withstand the weather over the years.
Our asphalt is lab tested to insure that is not so hard that it becomes brittle and not so soft that it will dent or rut in the heat of summer. The base and asphalt pad are meticulously graded to insure proper drainage which will add years to the life of your parking lot. Our state of the art equipment permits us to do the job quickly and properly, creating only a minimal amount of inconvenience for you, your customers and your employees.
The job is not finished until the parking lot meets your specifications. We also make sure the area in clean and restored to the way it was the day before we got there. Then we leave you with the best and longest warranty in the industry to make sure you have nothing to worry about for years to come!. Contact Erickson Asphalt for your free estimate today!
Minnesota Gravel Parking Lots
A gravel parking lot is an excellent option to an asphalt parking lot. Many of our customers choose gravel over asphalt for a variety of reasons, whether it be cost, size, type of traffic, or that they just prefer gravel. At Erickson Asphalt Services we use the same careful planning, preparation and construction standards that we use with asphalt. If a gravel parking lot is what you are considering we are the ones you need to call. With a 20 year history in the business we have gained access to a wide variety of top quality aggregates for every type of application and to fit every budget. We install our gravel parking lots to the highest standards, guaranteeing you a durable, high quality product that will serve you well and lower your maintenance costs in the future.
Our quality control specialists monitor and test product performance before, during and after construction to maintain consistency and guarantee your satisfaction. So contact us for a free estimate! Our experienced and insightful estimators would more than happy to work with you in planning and creating the exact parking lot you need, with whatever budget you have to work with!
– Mica Harris