For more than four decades as a paving contractor for both asphalt and concrete paving, Airtight Construction (ATC) has provided quality commercial asphalt paving services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley and Sacramento for parking lots, roads, driveways and more. We provide professional paving services for businesses, schools, local governments, country clubs, HOA’s, apartment complexes, shopping centers and all types of commercial properties throughout Northern California.
ATC expert pavers provide asphalt paving of all kinds, including new paving projects, resurfacing, maintenance and additions of features such as bollard posts, striping, directional arrows, parking labeling, ADA compliant marking and painting, signage, sealcoating and other purposes as needed. As a full service commercial construction contractor we can also provide virtually any type of related construction that may be required as part of your project.
Uneven and cracked asphalt is a trip hazard that can lead to injury. Airtight Construction, Inc. is up to date on all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. We are your one-stop shop paving company for all asphalt construction needs, from tear out to final product.
If you are unsure of the project’s parameters, we are experts in helping you determine the necessary variables. We always provide a free bid that outlines your project specifications, how long it is expected to take, and includes a detailed analysis of the costs.
Asphalt Paving Contractor for Every Commercial Need
As always, we stand behind our work and offer one of the best guarantees in the business. We use the most up-to-date equipment and techniques for all asphalt projects in order to increase the longevity of your pavement.
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Asphalt Paving – Types of Damage
There’s a reason we use asphalt paving for many of our public roads. It offers a smooth drive with improved fuel consumption and reduced noise. It is also quick to repair so minimizing traffic disruption.
Yet asphalt does have some shortcomings not least of all when cracks occur. It is for this reason that you should inspect your paving regularly and repair cracks as soon as they appear.
Preventative maintenance like regular sealing can help to prolong the life of the asphalt by keeping water out. Asphalt cracks differ in appearance and they and they require different patch procedures.
Asphalt Paving – Types of Cracks
Slippage cracks – paving contractors create asphalt paving by layering asphalt on top of base courses. If the bond between the layers isn’t strong enough, the mix will start to slip and form what looks like stretch marks.
Alligator cracks – often the result of overloading, this type of cracking is also known as fatigue cracking.
Block cracking – cracks form geometrically in the shape of rectangles that join. If the mix was not wet enough when laid, temperature changes will cause the material to expand and contract. This causes block cracking on the asphalt paving.
Edge cracks – unsupported edging and plant growth cause these types of cracks.
Longitudinal cracks – run lengthways down the paving. It is caused by poor construction.
Traverse cracks – run across the paving from edge to edge. The source of these cracks is in the base layers.
Cracks can be filled by pouring hot sealant into them to prevent any further damage. The sealing keeps water and other contaminants out.
Failing to fill small cracks in your asphalt paving is a big mistake that can end up costing a lot of money to repair. Small cracks will eventually grow into alligator cracks or, worse still, potholes. Early detection and repair of cracks on your asphalt paving will save you money.
Our Reputation Precedes Us
ATC has a reputation for providing flawless craftsmanship and the best customer service in the business. We not only focus on the quality of work we provide but also how quickly we get the job done so your business can return to normal.
As licensed contractors our employees are trained in all the latest asphalt and concrete techniques. Our equipment is up to date so you can rest easy knowing any paving we do for you will last for many years to come. Providing such quality and craftsmanship means you’ll not have to call us back once your project is complete.
With that said, should you ever need anything else, we look forward to providing you with our top-notch service once again. Our reputation as the Bay Area’s premier asphalt paving contractor speaks for itself.
The Dangers of Broken Asphalt
If your company parking lot is full of cracks and potholes, you should consider calling ATC right away. Broken asphalt can be a dangerous situation for your customers and employees, and you may be liable if they get hurt or their vehicle is damaged because of it.
Why You Should Repair Cracks in Your Parking Lot
If your business is like most, it sees its fair share of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. For customers on-foot, cracks in the pavement can spell trouble should they trip, fall, and become injured. Because it happened on your premises, you’ll probably be responsible for paying costly damages.
If your parking lot’s pavement is especially cracked and broken, the rough terrain might cause accidents among vehicles traveling through. Again, because the accident happened on your property, you’ll be liable for the damages to both the vehicle(s) and any injuries that occur because of it.
Parking Lot Potholes
Potholes are another problem with poorly maintained asphalt parking lots. When they’re filled with water from rain or snowmelt, it’s hard for your visitors to tell just how deep the pothole is. Plunging into a deep pothole can result in vehicle damage include steering misalignment, exhaust damage, and tire/wheel damage. Any of these issues can make driving a vehicle dangerous.
As a business owner, you don’t want these things for your faithful customers, and you especially don’t want them for yourself. Your business can’t afford it. If your company’s parking lot needs repair in the Bay Area, call Airtight Construction for a free estimate before it’s too late.
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5 Reasons to Contact Airtight Construction for All Your Commercial Paving Needs
All commercial contractors are not created equal, and Airtight Construction strives to be the best in the area. Besides specializing in commercial paving services, there are several other reasons to contact us for all your paving needs.
- We are a top-rated local construction and paving company.
- We offer affordable asphalt paving for any project.
- We are fully insured and licensed in the state of California.
- Our asphalt work is fully supervised.
- Our employees have been background checked and drug tested.
ATC Is Your Best Choice for a Commercial Paving Contractor
Many business owners give little thought to their asphalt needs, but as you can see, ignoring them could land you in the middle of a liability lawsuit you can’t afford. Here are a few more reasons ATC should be your commercial paving contractor.
- We save you time. As a business owner, you have a lot of responsibility and things to do. You don’t have time to worry about cracks and broken asphalt in your parking lot.
- We save you money. As mentioned earlier, a poorly maintained parking lot can lead to expensive damages. By hiring ATC to handle your paving issues, we’re saving you money in the long run.
- We guarantee the industry’s best results. No other commercial contractor will work harder to produce superior results. You can be sure your asphalt parking lot will last as long as possible.
- We guarantee ADA compliance. Every business is required to have a certain number of parking spots designated for handicapped parking. The number of handicapped spots depends on the number of parking stalls you have. Because we are asphalt paving experts, we know the law and always follow ADA compliance regulations.
- We help lower your liability. An uneven parking lot is an insurance company or injury lawyer’s dream. Cracks and broken asphalt can lead to vehicle damage and personal injury, but with our team of contractors on the job, we lessen your liability in such cases.
With more than 100 year’s combined experience, the asphalt paving contractors at Airtight Construction understand the importance of maintaining your commercial pavement. We’ve spent decades making the parking lots and other paved surfaces of our Bay Area businesses safer for both people and their vehicles.
Call Airtight Construction Today for Commercial Paving Services
Uneven and cracked asphalt is a trip hazard that can lead to injury. Airtight Construction, Inc. is fully up to date on all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. We can also add striping and directional arrows for parking, wheelchair ramps, and fully meet all applicable ADA requirements.
Our home office is based in Concord, CA, and our expertise spans a wide array of services including paving, sealing and decorative asphalt, asphalt repairs, driveway replacement, seal coating, line striping, parking lot paving, sidewalks and curbs, bollard posts, and much more.
If you are unsure of the project’s parameters, we are experts in helping you determine the necessary variables. We always provide a free bid that outlines your project specifications, how long it is expected to take and includes a detailed analysis of the costs.
As always, we stand behind our work and offer one of the best guarantees in the business. We use the most up-to-date equipment and techniques for all asphalt projects to increase the longevity of your pavement.
Call us today at 925-687-1121 or fill out a bid request below to get started. You can rely on ATC as your reliable paving contractor, always on-time and on-budget.