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Frequently Asked Questions

Get to Know Ricks Paving and Sealing in El Paso

1. What kind of paving services do you specialize in?

Our company specializes in asphalt paving services such as asphalt repair and sealcoating to make sure your property looks good as new. While we don’t perform single residential driveways, we work with management companies and property owners who oversee multiple properties. 

We also offer various paving and repair options for lots and driveways of different occupations, including stores, shopping centers, apartment complexes, hotels, warehouses, truck yards, and more. Our El Paso team can also complete many parking lot asphalt repair, ADA-compliant parking lot striping, and ADA ramps throughout the year.

2. Do you do full parking lots?

Yes! We are a one-stop shop paving contractor, meaning we can work the parking lot from the ground up. Much of our process revolves around earthwork, which requires excavation, moving, and packing dirt. And we do the grading, preparation of the subbase, compacting, and striping. For a typical 30,000-square-foot parking lot, we can finish it in approximately two weeks.

3. How long will a new asphalt surface last?

This depends on various factors, including:

  • Climate
  • Base conditions
  • Frequency and amount of foot and vehicle traffic
  • Pavement maintenance

Usually, it will last about 10 to 20 years. 

4. Why is it important to fill in the cracks that have formed in my asphalt?

Filling in asphalt cracks is the best way to extend the life of your parking lot or driveway. Using quality filler will not only improve the aesthetic appearance of your lot, but it will serve the practical purpose of sealing in cracks that can cause damage to vehicles or get worse over time. 

5. How often should I sealcoat?

If you regularly maintain your asphalt surface, you can typically sealcoat every 4 or 5 years.

6. What are the different types of sealcoat?

There are two main types of sealcoat. One is the coal tar emulsion, and the other is a latex emulsion. 

Coal tar emulsion is solvent-based and is a highly durable sealer. It is comprised of a mixture of thousands of chemicals that have a different molecular structure than asphalt and therefore help protect it from UV rays and moisture. 

Latex emulsion is water-based and is used for newer parking lots.

If you’re unsure which sealcoating option is the best for you, contact us online call us at (915) 204-4378 for a free evaluation and estimate. 

7. Should I repave or sealcoat?

It depends on the condition of the asphalt. We recommend repaving if the asphalt is too broken or has too many cracks and alligator areas.

8. What is your process for repair and replacement?

Unlike other commercial paving contractors, we typically use two well-known processes for asphalt repair. One is the typical process that requires the cutting of the old asphalt. The second process is the Infrared, which involves special machinery and no cutting.

Have More Questions? Give Us a Call!

Ricks Paving is here to help. If you have any more repair or paving questions, a member from our paving company will be happy to assist and share additional recommendations.

Connect with us at 915-204-4378 or stop by our office at 14364 Rudi Kuefner Dr Horizon City, TX 79928, for more information.