Asphalt Paving

The Howard Paving team has years of experience and training to provide the best contractor service achievable. Whether commercial or residential, we practice the proper paving preparation methods to ensure our product's longevity. Our experts understand that an improperly laid foundation will leave the new surface susceptible to cold weather damage. A loose foundation is detrimental and will cause the asphalt to crater from passing vehicles' weight. Howard Paving team ensure the finished project will last by taking the time to do everything right at no extra cost to our customers. Our goal is to provide you with the conversation piece you desire for years to come. After all, being a family-owned local company, we depend on our customers and community! At Howard Paving, we don't cut any corners!  

Howard Paving & Excavating New Jersey Pavement Work
Howard Paving & Excavating New Jersey Pavement Work

Asphalt Paving Commercial & Residential Properties

Asphalt parking lots and driveways are easier to maintain than dirt or gravel. If adequately laid, asphalt will take over two decades to lose its durability and solidity. No matter the number of passing vehicles, asphalt parking lots and driveways are resilient as it is durable.

Frequent use of dirt and gravel roads, driveways cause shifts to the ground. The weight of overpassing vehicles destroys a leveled terrain causing it to loosen and become messy. Unfinished driveways create dust debris, mud, hills, ditches, trenches, cavities, craters, depressions, water streams, and puddles. Rainwater and snow will make or enlarge existing holes. Let's face it, the periodic nuisance of grading tire tracks and filling divets in gravel is enough reason to invest in a paved, finished driveway and parking lot. A paved, leveled, smooth surface makes for easier snow removal and winter maintenance.

If you are looking to park heavy vehicles or store bulky items, please refer to concrete. It is more suitable for the long-term storage of heavy objects.

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First impressions are everything. Business facades exhibiting paved parking lots and parking garages provide their customers with a pleasant drive and walking way. Finished driveways integrate aesthetically to the road and sit uniform with other finished driveways. They embrace a clean, stylistic look to the property, complementing the neighborhood and setting a great first impression. Asphalt driveways offer an aesthetically pleasing and affordable method to spruce up a home entrance. Upgrading to a paved driveway increases the curb appeal, more often than not raising the property value.

Howard Paving is the best choice for commercial, industrial, residential, municipal, and private or public road construction. Since 1986 Howard Paving has been operating locally. Let us be your choice for your next project!

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What is Asphalt?

Asphalt is a paving solution made of aggregates (recycled materials, crushed rock, sand, gravel, slags), binder, and filler. A bottom layer of aggregate is heavily compacted, so the asphalt poured on top can settle properly.

Asphalt paving is a green technology. Old asphalt material is recyclable, often on-site, and is environmentally friendly. Asphalt is ground up and reused in a process called milling. It is, in fact, the most recycled material in the United States.

Asphalt paving is standard for driveways, parking lots, public roads, highways, industrial sites, parks, and recreational areas. Asphalt is perfect for northeastern weather and does not deteriorate in the snow or salt. Asphalt absorbs the sun's heat and melts snow faster than other driveway options. The flexibility of asphalt permits it to accommodate changing conditions around it.

For commercial properties, we suggest milling and paving as the best solution. Milling grinds down the old asphalt and levels it out to create a leveled surface for paving. Compacting the old asphalt helps the bonding process to the old ground surface.

Before paving asphalt, there is necessary expert preparation work. Proper excavation, clearing, and compacting of new aggregate provides a strong foundation for the future asphalt driveway or parking lot. Old asphalt layers will be demolished and removed from the site. Properly adding and compacting new aggregate is the difference in longevity for a paved surface's life. The asphalt mix is laid using a paver and compacting with asphalt rollers. Our experts use this time to divert water using the asphalt's pitch before it cools off and hardens. We always begin our projects by planning to move water flow away from buildings and areas of grass or lower elevation. If there is an existing drainage system, it is no problem for our professionals to demo and install it around it. We will pitch the asphalt towards the drain.

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Howard Paving & Excavating New Jersey After Pavement Work

Reinforce Your Asphalt Pavement

A reinforced edge to an asphalt parking lot and driveway protects the most vulnerable area, strengthening where the asphalt meets soil or dirt. This section is susceptible to cracking from the weight of vehicles. Reinforcement along the edge of a driveway keeps the asphalt intact, providing strength and durability.

Howard Paving offers many stylish options for parking lot and driveway edging. Belgium blocks are natural stone, whereas pavers have a wide variety of color options but are human-made. The depth and angle of the edging block are just as customizable. These adjustments can assure the safety of your car rims and tires.

We back our quality product with honest work ethics and take our reputation seriously. Howard Paving stands as a trusted paving and excavation contractor with a reputation to prove it. No job is too big or small for the professionals at Howard Paving and Excavating. If you need consultation or support from our experts, feel free to call us or email us.

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance

It is important to apply seal coating to asphalt at the proper times. If cracks occur, the most cost-effective method is to assess them immediately. Read more about sealcoating asphalt and crack sealing.

Howard paving is licensed, fully insured, and bonded. If your business, home, or industrial establishment requires professional paving or excavation services, contact us for your free estimate or schedule an expert consultation from one of our specialists. Howard Paving and Excavating serves the state of New Jersey in the following counties and their respective townships: Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Somerset County, Union County, and Mercer County. We hope to hear from you and help you throughout your construction project.

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Our Guarantee

Howard Paving guarantees the work our experts produce. Our team members work efficiently without sacrificing precision. You will find our prices are reasonable and competitive with other New Jersey contractor service providers. Exterior property work often requires heavy machinery and hours of tedious labor. Some softscape, hardscape, and landscape work requires meticulous attention to detail that only our expert pavers, stone layers, operators can provide. Call us to help you with the heavy work. We are here to help you with your project, even if it is just part of the full job! Customer satisfaction is our priority.

Howard paving is licensed, fully insured, and bonded. If your business, home, or industrial establishment requires professional paving or excavation services, contact us for your free estimate or schedule an expert consultation from one of our specialists. Howard Paving and Excavating serves the state of New Jersey in the following counties and their respective townships: Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Somerset County, Union County, and Mercer County. We hope to hear from you and help you throughout your construction project.