Bay Area's Top Parking Lot Paving Company

Asphalt parking lots can make a great first impression for your business. Therefore it's important to keep your parking lot in good shape with well defined spaces and easy access. We've been providing parking lot paving services for years so you can count on getting it done right. We guarantee all our work and stand behind everything we do.

Asphalt Parking Lot Paving

From two car parking lots to giant commercial parking lots with hundreds of spaces, we've done it all. Our crew have been paving parking lots for a long time and we'll help plan your parking area so you get the most spaces possible without crowding.

Parking Lot ADA Compliance

ADA Parking SpaceFederal ADA requirements are very specific about the number of ADA parking spaces required and the size of each. The number of ADA spaces required for your parking lot will depend on the total number of spaces. In addition, there is a minimum number of ADA van compliant spaces which are larger than a standard ADA car space. Therefore it's important to work with a paving contractor who knows the code to avoid any surprises. We are ADA compliance experts so you we got you covered!

Top Quality Parking Lot Paving

An asphalt parking lot is a big investment so you want the best quality for your money. At First Class Paving, quality is the top priority. 100% customer satisfaction is the only acceptable result.


Proper grading is critical for any asphalt paving job and especially for large parking lots. It's important that water flows into sewers or off the paved surface to avoid pooling. Large puddles are not only a nuisance but can also lead to asphalt damage over time. We take the time to ensure the soil and ground below is properly graded before paving begins.

Solid Base

A solid gravel base is the next layer in your asphalt paving. The gravel base provides some drainage and helps reduce pooling. The gravel base needs to be graded to promote water flow in the right direction just like the soil.

High Quality Asphalt

Not all asphalt is created equal. Asphalt consists of several ingredients that are mixed to create the final product used on your parking lot. Above all, the asphalt mix needs to be suited for the area weather conditions. We custom mix our asphalt using only the best materials blended to meet your specific site needs.

Parking Lot Paving Process

Getting a new asphalt parking lot can be a big, expensive job. It’s important to understand all that is involved so you can request and understand proposals from a number of contractors. In addition, the more you know, the less likely you are to get some expensive surprise during the project.

Site Preparation

Asphalt milling machine with sunset backgroundA new parking lot, or the replacement of an existing lot, always begins with an onsite inspection. We will measure the size of the lot and discuss spaces and access points.

In addition, our crew will be looking for any structural issues in the base layer that will need to be addressed. For example, we'll be looking for cracks, depressions and potholes that may indicate issues below an existing asphalt layer. As a result, you can count on our experience to identify any issues up front so there are fewer surprises. We'll also go over any permitting requirements and make sure that your new lot will be ADA compliant.

Milling of Existing Surface

In the case of a replacement parking lot, the first order of business is the milling, or removal, of the existing asphalt surface. An older parking lot will inevitably have some defects in the asphalt layer or the base layer below. For example, existing cracks in the asphalt layer will "reflect" up through any new layer within a couple of years so it makes no sense to pave over an existing asphalt layer.

Once we remove the existing asphalt, our crew gets a good look at what's going on underneath and how best to reinforce the base layer. In some cases in may be necessary to replace the base layer but this will normally be known ahead of time from damage on the top layer. For example, a large number of potholes and cracking usually indicate an unstable base layer.

We use a variety of heavy equipment to remove the layer materials as needed and haul them away to recycling centers where they are sorted for re-use.

Grading and Base Materials

The base layer of your parking lot is the most important element for a solid, long lasting result. A weak, unstable base layer will not handle the weight of cars and trucks well and will deteriorate quickly. So our crew is picky about this and will spend a lot of time ensuring a solid base layer.

The base layer is composed of quarry crushed stone or recycled aggregate whenever possible. Recycled aggregate includes crushed and processed concrete, asphalt, stone or a combination of all three. We prefer using recycled aggregate because it is just as good as virgin quarry aggregate and better for the environment.

The base layer is compacted with heavy machinery and graded to ensure proper water flow on the finished lot. A poorly graded lot will result in standing water during rain that is inconvenient for customers and bad news for asphalt. Over time, standing water can seep into the sub layer promoting erosion and weakening the base layer. Our team goes to great length to ensure proper grading and water flow.

Installation of New Asphalt

Compacting asphalt with a rollerWith the base layer compacted and graded, the top asphalt layer is ready to be installed. We use an asphalt mix that is tailored for parking lot applications that include heavy cars and trucks. The asphalt mix is brought in by dump truck and put into our asphalt paving machines that can put down an asphalt layer at a precise thickness and a preset width. The precise thickness of the asphalt layer is critical in maintaining the grade for water flow. The pavement surface is then compacted using a number of rollers suited for a specific space. Once again, it's critical that the grade be maintained to promote proper drainage.

Pavement Striping

The last step in the asphalt parking lot process is striping and marking. We will execute the plan as discussed with our clients regarding space widths and ADA access markings. We use only the best quality paint for all lines and markings so your new parking lot will look great for a long time!

Professional Parking Lot Paving Contractor

An asphalt parking lot can be a big investment so makes sense to get it done by the best. First Class Paving is a professional paving contractor with over 25 years experience in the Bay area so you can depend on us. When you need any asphalt paving services, we're the team to call. We'll be happy to assess you site and parking needs and provide you with a quote so give us a call!