Asphalt Paving Services

At Ford Asphalt Company, we specialize in asphalt paving services. And 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.

Types of Paving

In St. Louis, asphalt paving generally consists of the following methods:

  • New asphalt construction – Building a new asphalt surface from the ground up where no paved surface previously existed
  • Asphalt excavation and replacement – Tearing out old asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt, including fixing foundational issues
  • Asphalt overlay – Laying a new top layer of asphalt without tearing out all the old layers or foundation
  • Asphalt surface patching – Repairing problematic patches of asphalt without totally repaving the entire surface

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 regularly 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.