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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, Minneapolis Asphalt Contractor 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.

New Construction

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 paving method used to repair and extend the life of a parking lot that has deteriorated over time. It involves applying a new asphalt layer on top of the existing surface. The asphalt surface has aged and shows signs of wear and tear, such as minor cracking, fading or raveling (where the asphalt starts to break down and lose aggregate), but the overall structural integrity of the pavement is still good. If the asphalt or subbase has substantial defenses in its structural integrity, a removal and replacement will provide you with a better product.

Asphalt Overlay Process

  1. Surface Preparation: The existing asphalt surface is first cleaned and repaired. This could involve filling in potholes or sealing cracks to ensure a smooth and stable base for the overlay. This stage is crucial, as failures or irregularities in the existing surface can reflect through and damage the new overlay.
  2. Tack Coat Application: A tack coat, a sticky adhesive usually made of asphalt emulsion, is applied to the existing asphalt surface. This helps the new layer of asphalt adhere better to the existing surface.
  3. Overlay Application: Hot mix asphalt (HMA) is laid over the existing surface. The thickness of the overlay can vary, but it is typically between 1.5 to 3 inches for commercial projects.
  4. Compaction: The new asphalt is then compacted using a roller to increase its strength and durability

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.

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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!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Wayne Nelson -
We had Erickson Asphalt do our parking lot at Hy Tech Auto. Not only was the bid very reasonable, but the thickness of the asphalt was thicker than any other quote we received. The quality of work was also excellent. I highly recommend Erickson Asphalt.
Emily Lauderdale -
5 stars!! Linden's crew was professional, prompt and efficient. We got 3 bids prior to having Erickson come over and they were the most professional all the way along. You won't be disappointed.
Jeremy Timmer -
I'm not one to write reviews. After my experience with Erickson Asphalt I felt compelled to write a review. From the phone call for a quote to the finished product. They should nothing but true professionalism! Everyone I encountered was truly friendly and caring! And I couldn't ask for anything more as far as the finished product. I will recommend them for sure!
Amber Turner -
Erickson Asphalt does a great job. Really appreciated the customer service. Totally recommend them to anyone looking for a great company for asphalt needs!
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