In 1971, a business was started in Elkins that would come to meet much of the area's need for repair, replacement and installation of asphalt.
Custom Paving and Sealing Inc. is a locally owned and operated company that services the driveways and lots of homeowners and businesses in the northcentral part of West Virginia.
The main type of work that Custom Paving and Sealing concerns itself with is the application of asphalt. Depending on the needs of the customer, this process can involve several steps. At times, it is necessary to mill the top layer of old pavement. After that, a large-stone base mix is applied. Finally, the wearing mix, a top coat containing smaller stones, is laid down.
Custom Paving and Sealing is a locally owned and operated company that services the driveways and lots of homeowners and businesses in the northcentral part of West Virginia.
Business owner Steve Lambert knows that his employees are capable of completing all the tasks listed above. He said his employees attend seminars and trainings throughout the year, including state-held classes for black-top and compaction.
"A quality product is worth the investment," said Lambert, who has faith that a good product and service will lead to return business.
The service of sealcoating is becoming highly sought after. Custom Paving and Sealing recently purchased a larger tank - 1,000 gallons - to accommodate the rising demand. It is less expensive than asphalt and can help to protect a paved surface for up to five years. The sealcoat mix can be adjusted to meet the needs of the job. For instance, workers may add more sand when greater traction is a concern, such as on a steep hill.
Private contracts make up the bulk of the company's work. Some recent pavings and coatings at businesses include the parking lots at Aaron's, Big Lots and the Elkins Post Office, although smaller projects at individual homes also are important to the company.
Custom Paving and Sealing can be reached at 304-636-3072, and more information also is available at custompavingandsealing.net.