Are you in need of asphalt paving? Whether it’s a driveway, walkway, parking lot, or other project, asphalt is a durable, long lasting material. But to get the most out of your asphalt, it is best to hire a professional asphalt paving service.

It may be tempting to try and save money by laying asphalt yourself. However, you’re likely to end up with substandard results that deteriorate quickly, leaving you right where you started.

Here are the many reasons why you should hire a professional for your asphalt project.

Preparing the Foundation

One of the most important factors in a successful asphalt paving project is the foundation. It is crucial that the ground is properly prepared for the asphalt, which is something a professional paving company will know how to handle. Some of the ground will need to be dug out where the asphalt will be laid, sometimes deeper than you might expect, to allow for adequate thickness. This will require specific machinery that most people don’t own or have access to like a paving company does.

Sufficient Drainage

An additional and equally important aspect of preparing the foundation for asphalt paving is drainage. This may require the land to be regraded to ensure that rainwater and melted snow and ice will run off the paved surface. Land grading is something a professional should handle because it requires training and experience. If the land cannot be regraded, a drainage system may need to be installed under the asphalt, which is another complex project best handled by a professional.

Special Equipment is Required

Asphalt paving requires specialized equipment, such as:

  • Excavators. Excavators are used to dig away the ground to the right depth for the asphalt to be laid.
  • Milling machines. If there is existing asphalt that needs to be removed, milling machines are used to scrape off the top surface.
  • Sweepers. Sweepers clear off the debris from the scraping of the asphalt.
  • Dump trucks. Dump trucks may be required for various aspects of the paving process, like hauling and dumping foundation materials and asphalt.
  • Asphalt pavers. This machine actually lays down the asphalt at the correct thickness.
  • Rollers. Rollers or compactors are used to smooth out the asphalt.

That’s a lot of equipment that most people don’t own and would be pricey to rent. This is why it is usually in your best interest to hire a professional asphalt paving company to lay your asphalt.

Results Look More Professional

One of the biggest benefits to hiring an asphalt paving company is that the results look more professional. Whether you’re having your driveway paved or another part of your property, results from an experienced asphalt contractor look more manicured and precise. A professionally paved surface has molded edges, a smooth surface, and consistent color, all of which is difficult to achieve without experience or the right equipment.


Do you want some aesthetic details with your asphalt? Whether you want brick or stone edging or a stamped surface, this kind of detailing is best done by an asphalt paving service for a professional look. It’s the details that add curb appeal and value to your home.

Asphalt Lasts Longer

Professionally laid asphalt will simply last longer than a do-it-yourself project. Asphalt contractors have the knowledge and experience to do the job right. From preparing the foundation to the finishing touches, your asphalt driveway, parking lot, or any other surface will stand the test of time. Professional maintenance can help it last even longer, from periodic sealing to repairing cracks and tire marks.

Why You Should Hire Topwest Asphalt

For over 15 years, Topwest Asphalt has been providing asphalt paving services in Abbotsford and the surrounding area. Our quality craftsmanship and attention to detail is what makes our asphalt paving projects look professional and last a long time. We have the experience and the equipment needed to make your asphalt project a success. Topwest Asphalt also provides maintenance services to keep your asphalt looking great.

Ready to get your project started? Call (604) 857-3126 or contact us today to request an estimate.