Asphalt Paving Services

Asphalt Paving Contractors in St. Louis, MO

Ford Asphalt Company is one of the top asphalt paving companies in St. Louis, MO. We know the unique challenges that St. Louis asphalt presents. We’ve been working as a St. Louis asphalt company long enough to know that our local weather can create some unique challenges.

In a typical year, Ford Asphalt Company lays approximately 100,000 tons of asphalt.

What Is Asphalt Paving?

Asphalt paving is a process of applying asphalt material to a road, parking lot or driveway. The asphalt material consists of rock, sand and asphalt oil. The asphalt oil is essentially the glue that holds the rock and sand together and comes from the refining of crude oil. It’s basically the sludge that is left over after the more valuable oils like gasoline have been extracted.

Asphalt is the preferred paving material because of its strength and durability. Not only does asphalt last longer than other paving materials but it also looks better and can be installed quickly and efficiently. When installed by professional asphalt paving companies in St. Louis, MO, your asphalt will look and feel like concrete. Unlike concrete, though, asphalt paving is less likely to crack under weather conditions and heavy foot traffic.

With regular maintenance and repairs, the life expectancy of your asphalt paving is between 25 to 30 years. The best way to make sure your asphalt paving lasts is to hire the right team for the job. Ford Asphalt Company has the asphalt paving contractors St. Louis, MO organizations can depend on for a job well done.

Types of Paving

Our asphalt paving contractors in St. Louis offer different types of paving services depending on your needs. Some of the most common types of asphalt paving include:

  • New asphalt construction – Building a new asphalt surface from the ground up where no paved surface previously existed. This paving type is ideal for organizations looking to expand their current parking lots for additional traffic, or those looking to open new commercial parking areas.
  • Asphalt excavation and replacement – Tearing out old asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt, including fixing foundational issues. This paving type works best for parking lots, roadways, or driveways that are too old or worn to be functional. The pavement may have experienced years of wear and tear, or it may have been hit by severe weather conditions. In either case, it’s important to repair and replace severely damaged asphalt pavement. Cracks, potholes, and other damage can be dangerous to pedestrians and vehicles alike.
  • Asphalt overlay – Laying a new top layer of asphalt without tearing out all the old layers or foundation. Sometimes the foundation of a parking lot, driveway, or roadway is in great condition and doesn’t need to be completely torn away and replaced. In this case, our asphalt paving contractors will place a new and improved layer of asphalt over the existing pavement.
  • Asphalt surface patching – Repairing problematic patches of asphalt without totally repaving the entire surface. The wear and tear of your asphalt pavement may not be extensive enough to need an entire replacement. This type of paving will help repair cracks and potholes where they may have appeared due to heavy traffic or weather conditions.

Featured Project: Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri

When Mercy Hospital South needed to improve their pavement, our team was ready to help. A 2″ mill of the existing surface was followed by a new asphalt overlay, offering patients a safe and smooth arrival to one of the region’s busiest medical centers. See more nonprofit and commercial client examples in our portfolio.

Our Asphalt Paving Services

Ford Asphalt is an expert in asphalt maintenance, which means working with concrete and asphalt surfaces that already exist. As pavement ages, maintenance of those concrete and asphalt surfaces is required.

To find out more about what goes into an asphalt project, click any of our asphalt paving services below.

Who We Work With

Our parking lot paving services in St. Louis consists of primarily two markets. The commercial and industrial market accounts for approximately 70% of our business. The public works market accounts for approximately 30% of our business, including municipalities, St. Louis County Highway Department, and Missouri Department of Transportation.

Before undertaking any asphalt project, we’ll meet with you to figure out what you need. We’ll also discuss with you the way the weather will impact your project. Creating the correct scope of work before a project begins is essential to quality asphalt paving.

What Our Clients Say

“Nick was very communicative and relayed regular updates on the project schedule. He worked to accommodate the tenant’s traffic flow and access. He was also very accommodating and helpful to complete extra small pavement projects while on-site for this larger scope of work.

The final result was amazing. It looked like a brand new parking lot. The seams were very tight and there was a very smooth transition between surfaces. They also did an excellent job of clean up once they were completed – there was no evidence that they were even there completing such a large-scale project. It was as if it was magically done overnight.”

Jenee Dessenberg, Retail Properties of America, Inc.