Professional Paving Services

 
 
PCS can handle any of your paving needs, including asphalt, seal coating, crack sealer, parking lot striping, concrete, paving stones, flagstones and grading.

We are experienced in working in a wide variety of environments, including commercial, industrial and residential.

We offer professional paving services at a fair and competitive price point.
 
Asphalt Laying — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA
 
 
 
 
 

Asphalt Paving

Paved asphalt surfaces are designed to provide all-weather use.

The aesthetics of any property are enhanced by the clean, smooth look of professionally constructed pavement. Other benefits include enhanced safety because tripping hazards are minimized, improved dust control, and reduced maintenance time. Asphalt paving falls into two categories: New construction and complete removal and replacement of existing asphalt.
 
Industrial Pavement Machine — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA
 
 
Replacement & Removal
Skin Patching
Overlay
New Construction
T-Cap Trench Paving
 
 
 
 

Seal Coating

Asphalt Seal Coating — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA

Benefits of Seal Coating

Seal coating is designed to protect asphalt pavements from the damaging effects of the environment, including moisture and ultraviolet oxidation. Protecting pavement with seal coating has basically the same effect as using sunblock on your skin or varnish on wood – it slows the destructive effects of the weather. Seal coating also minimizes raveling (the loss of aggregate) and fills minor voids on the surface. Other benefits include creating a uniform color and appearance for all paved asphalt surfaces and increasing the visibility of curbing. Seal coating and restriping of parking spaces and crosswalks improve traffic flow and enhance public safety.

Frequency of Seal Coating

To reduce long-term maintenance expenses, industry experts recommend that pavement be seal-coated every two to five years, depending on traffic and overall condition. Pavements that exhibit extensive cracking, base failure or severe surface raveling will not significantly benefit from seal coating. Also, seal coat tends not to adhere well to areas saturated with oil, so such areas must be treated with an oil spot primer to aid adhesion. Sealer can be applied by either squeegee or spray methods. The spray method is recommended for smooth pavement, whereas rough, porous surfaces are better serviced by the squeegee method with its thicker application. Normal curing time is 24 hours for moderate temperature and humidity conditions.
 
 
 
 

Crack Sealer

Asphalt Crack Sealing — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA
Cracks in parking lots are not unusual. Unfortunately, neither is the eventual deterioration of the surface if those cracks are left unattended. Unsealed cracks allow water to enter and deteriorate the subgrade and eventually the surface, usually resulting in alligator cracks, potholes and the general demise of the pavement.

Crack sealer is an elastic material designed to seal joints and cracks against this moisture infiltration into the subgrade. Subgrade moisture is one of the leading causes of pavement failure, so it is essential that asphalt cracking is attended to promptly in order to extend the life of the pavement and save money long-term. Typically, we recommend filling cracks and joints 1/4 inch or wide or greater.

The crack sealer we use at PCS is a hot-applied, polymer-based material. Using a hot sealer is far superior to a cold-pour sealer. Cold-pour sealers, although marginally less expensive, do not adhere as well and tend to pop out of the crack with temperature changes.

The crack is first cleaned using an air compressor with a hose and tube to blow out dust and debris with a high-pressure stream of air. Then, the crack sealer is either injected into the crack with a pressurized wand or poured in at a temperature of roughly 300 degrees Fahrenheit. This extreme heat causes the sides of the asphalt in the crack to melt and form a much stronger bond with the crack sealer upon cooling. Due to its high elasticity, crack sealer will have the ability to expand and contract with the thermal movements of the crack. Also, because of its high melting point, it will not track or pick up with traffic.
 
 
 
 

Parking Lot Striping

Striping Line to Fresh Asphalt — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA
Parking lot striping is one of the simplest yet important services PCS provides. Clearly marked stalls, handicap spaces and directional arrows all make for a more efficient and problem-free parking lot, and they are critical elements in maximizing parking lot space and smoothing the flow of lot traffic. Ensuring that the striping is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act also lowers owner liability.

PCS uses both an oil-based paint and a water-based paint depending on the season. The water-based paint dries relatively quickly, usually within five to 10 minutes of application, while the oil-based paint takes around 15 to 20 minutes to dry. We can also add glass beads for reflective purposes if necessary.

At PCS, we begin by making sure that the surface on which the markings will be placed is free of moisture, dust and debris. The presence of any of these will cause the paint to lose its adhesive properties prematurely and flake. The paint is then applied with particular attention paid to both the thickness of the paint and the width of the stripe so that precise and uniform lines result. PCS utilizes airless striping equipment, providing crisp, clean edges on our lines and reducing waste and pollution from overspray.
 
 
 
 

Concrete

PCS can also meet your concrete needs. From new installation of curbs, gutters and sidewalks, to repair of existing facilities, we are available to address any needs you may have.

Concrete plays an important role in parking lot and roadway systems: stamped concrete, curbs, sidewalk, valley gutters and driveway approaches.
 
Concrete Sidewalk — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA
 
 
Stamped Concrete
Curbs
Sidewalks
Valley Gutters
Driveway Approaches
 
 
 
 

Grading

Land Grading — Paving Construction Services, Inc. in Alviso, CA
Land grading is reshaping the ground surface to planned grades as determined by engineering survey evaluation and layout. Grading of lots within a subdivision ensures that the runoff from each one is directed to a stable outlet rather than to an adjacent lot.

The purpose of grading is to provide more suitable topography for buildings, facilities and other land users; to control surface runoff; and to minimize soil erosion and sedimentation both during and after construction. The plan should define areas that must not be disrupted by grading and filling, including staking, marking and fencing required to prevent damage to these areas. These practices are applicable where grading to a planned elevation is necessary and practical for the proposed development of a site and for proper operation of sedimentation-control practices.