Welcome to EARTHTEK, a licensed and insured paving company that is dedicated to providing exceptional service and high-quality results for all of your paving projects.
Our mission is to make paving projects easy and stress-free for our customers, and we are committed to delivering the best value for you. At EARTHTEK, we understand that a well-paved surface is not only aesthetically pleasing but also an important investment that adds value to your property. That's why we take great pride in delivering superior workmanship and exceptional customer service.
Our team of experienced professionals works diligently to ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget, and to your complete satisfaction. From residential driveways to commercial parking lots, you can count on EARTHTEK to provide a great customer experience and exceed your expectations.
EARTHTEK is a family owned and operated business local to the San Jose. The services offered by us are custom designed and planned out to fit your specific needs while we aim to maintain and build upon your area’s surrounding beauty.
That being said, we know what we’re doing and we won’t waste your time bogging you down with an avalanche of phone calls, texts, or in-person meetings. We know you have things you need to take care of outside of your paving needs and that many items on your agenda far outweigh micromanaging your concrete work.
Our reputation speaks for itself - and our customer feedback has given that reputation a megaphone. Get in touch with us today to start discussing your concrete and asphalt needs.
Yes, we do. Before sending you a proposal, we will do a site walk with you to fully understand your paving project.
How Thick Should Asphalt Driveway Be?
A driveway should have 2”-3” of asphalt at compaction. More importantly is the sub base thickness because it supports the asphalt. Typical driveways will have 4”-6” of compact aggregate for the subbase. Locations with clay soils, the subbase will need to be deeper or geotextile fabric will be used to help stabilize the soil.
How often should I apply sealcoating to my driveway?
We recommend you seal coat your driveway every three years. Parking lot sealcoating will range from every 2-3 years.
How thick should an asphalt parking lot be?
A light duty parking lot will have 3”-4” of asphalt. This is done in two lifts. The first lift called the binder lift, will be 2” and the finish lift 2”. The base will 5”-7” deep. Heavy duty parking lots with a significant amount of heavy weight traffic can have up to 6”-8” of asphalt and base depth of 8”-10”
What is the cost to pave a driveway in Palo Alto?
There is no easy way to answer the cost of paving a driveway in Palo Alto. There are many factors that go into estimating a paving project. The most important factor is the total square footage. The more square footage the lower the cost per square foot. Also, depending on the scope of the project the price will vary drastically. A brand-new driveway will need 4”-6” base installed prior to asphalt paving. However, an existing driveway or parking lot we can mill the top lawyer of asphalt and do an asphalt overlay, which is going to cost substantially less. We do offer free estimates so please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a cost to install your asphalt surface.
Is EARTHTEK licensed and insured?
Yes, we are fully insured, including workers' compensation insurance. We are licensed by the state of California. Our license #995715
What is asphalt made of?
Asphalt is made from aggregates, such as crushed stone and sand. The binder called bitumen binds the aggregates together, and asphalt pavement is black in color. Bitumen is produced from crude oil.
Is asphalt environmentally friendly?
Yes, asphalt is one of the most recycled items in the world. Most of our asphalt mixes are from recycled asphalt with some added virgin asphalt.
Is an asphalt driveway cheaper than a concrete driveway?
Yes asphalt driveways are less expensive than a concrete driveway. Additionally, the cost per square foot decreases more with asphalt than concrete. We can pave a long driveway a lot faster then installing a concrete driveway. While both driveways are labor intensive, concrete requires exponential more labor to install.
Can you pave over my existing asphalt?
Sometimes we will pave over existing asphalt surfaces. If the sub-base and the existing asphalt are stable, we can pave over it. An asphalt overlay is usually the most cost effect paving method. We will need to mill (scrape off) around transition areas such as sidewalks, roadways or driveway aprons.
How long should an asphalt driveway last?
Asphalt is a great material for parking lots and driveways. The appeal of asphalt is it more affordable then concrete but has almost the same longevity. A properly installed driveway will last 10-15 years in Palo Alto. If you sealcoat your driveway every 3 years, seal cracks yearly and repair potholes quickly, you can expect your driveway to last 25 years.