Asphalt & Paving Services
With our 35 years of expertise, Kurpiel Inc. can determine the solution you need—and deliver it on time and on budget. We’ll work with you to tailor your paving project to your budget, timing, space specifications, and geotechnical requirements. We contract for large and small projects. James Kurpiel Inc. has delivered high-quality new asphalt paving for subdivisions, retail developments, industrial parks, recreational paths, and municipal streets as well as smaller projects, such as rebuilding existing parking lots. We also provide additional services, including auto-stops, speed bumps, signs, and saw-cutting for your parking lots.
The majority of our work is for existing properties and includes repair, reconstruction, and maintenance. Our work is often in high-traffic areas which require careful sequencing and tight deadlines. We begin every contracting service by listening and learning about your property and project. Constant and open communication is the hallmark of our contracting service. We ensure that you receive professional, safe, municipal and company compliant service – We are general contractor grade.
Whether you need minor repairs, seal coating or major renovation, Kurpiel Inc. wants to be your pavement maintenance specialists. We at Kurpiel Inc. provide services that encompass the full spectrum of the tri-state asphalt projects. We have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to ensure that the job is done right the first time and on schedule.
Asphalt Paving and Resurfacing
Asphalt pavement resurfacing, often called an “overlay” is the procedure through which a new layer approximately 1 ½ inches to 2 inches is installed over an existing asphalt pavement or surface area. It may be an option if and when the existing asphalt surface reaches the end of its life and useability.
Pavement and asphalt reconstruction involves both the subgrade asphalt as well as the top overlay layer. Whenever there occurs substantial damage, alligator cracking and potholes, it is often more cost efficient to remove the existing asphalt and replace with the new and then do an asphalt overlay.
An overlay should NEVER be done on a driveway or parking lot that is severely cracked, crumbling, wavy or has sinking, soft spots. The new layer of asphalt will follow the old asphalt cracks (reflective cracking) and waves in a very short period of time. An overlay can be do when the surface has become heavily oxidized but the base (also known as subgrade) remains in stable condition. The condition of the subgrade can be tested through core-testing when there is any concern or question of what shape it is in.
Some of the benefits of an asphalt overlay are
- the appearance of new asphalt pavement without the cost associated with complete removal.
- lower cost than asphalt resurfacing or asphalt replacement
- smooth sealed surface with renewed skid resistance
- ability to handle traffic safely
Pavement milling (cold planing, asphalt milling, or profiling)
Pavement milling (cold planing, asphalt milling, or profiling) is the process of removing at least part of the surface of a paved area such a road, bridge or parking lot. Milling removes anywhere from just enough thickness to level and smooth the surface to a full depth removal.
The process of asphalt milling is one of the most common forms of asphalt reconstruction you see and probably without even realizing you’ve seen it. Asphalt milling is uses a lot on highways. Before the new asphalt is laid on the highway you know those vertical “grooves” that always begin and end with a bump? That is asphalt milling. So how does it work? Asphalt milling is completed in a few steps. First the milling machine scrapes off the top layer of asphalt using a milling drum that is set to the desired depth, usually 2″. The asphalt that is scraped off is transferred through the machine to a long conveyor belt that deposits the milled asphalt into dump trucks driving at the end of the conveyor. The dump truck then takes the “millings” back to the asphalt plant where they are recycled and used to create new asphalt. The milled surface that is left behind is then swept clean of any loose debris and is now ready for new asphalt.
The image to the right shows an example of our asphalt saw-cut patching services we offer. This type of patch requires foundation and stone work utilizing an asphalt saw. The deteriorated or damaged area is cut out and patched from the foundation to the surface. The procedure is basically as follows:
- Sawcut and remove existing blacktop
- Re-grade and compact existing stone base and/or dig out existing stone base and replace with crusher run stone
- Compact Stone Base
- Install 2 ½ inch of type 3 Dense Binder and Compace
- Install 1 ½ inch of typoe 7F commercial grade asphalt and compact flush with existing blacktop.
What our “clientele” say
This is where the pros go go buy product. Compared to the big orange store, Kurpiel sells the professional products that are much better quality at a lower price. And Cassie and Jim are there to walk you through every step of your job and answer questions all the time. Its like night and day. If you want the best products at the best price as well as professional advice you would be lucky to buy here. It really is the secret of the pros. They helped me to choose the best products and save a driveway that truly needed at the least a $7000 overlay if not a complete redo. I spent a few hundred dollar in products and a few days in labor, probably twice over. But I truly saved the driveway and they helped me find the best pro to seal it since they are mostly commercial now.
First of all as a HOA board we are required to get multiple bids for our paving project. Of all the owners who came to give us an estimate and proposal…Jim Kurpiel was by far the nicest and most knowledgeable . His estimate was in the ballpark monetarily but offered far more than the others. All his workers were excellent and courteous.. Jim was on the job overseeing everything every day. A complete pleasure to work with and an excellent job well done. We would give him a big “10” in all areas.
This summer, I used Kurpiel paving to rip out my driveway and pour a new one. They did an excellent job from start to finish. Yesterday, I had an issue with a neighbor regarding my driveway. Nothing Kurpiel did wrong but I emailed Jim for some advice. He responded within a few hours and despite his busy schedule, he personally stopped by my house this morning to take a look. Although there was nothing wrong with the work they did, Jim resolved the issue for me free of charge. He went above and beyond to help me out. I highly recommend Kurpiel Paving. This is my first time posting a google review. Because of Jim’s kindness today I want to show my appreciation and share my positive experience with Jim’s company.
Jim runs his business in a manner that makes customer satisfaction a top priority. His crew performed a driveway resurface in which my old pavement was dug up and removed, and new pavement was laid. He requested that we let the gravel sit for a couple weeks prior to setting the new surface so he could observe how the subbase settled. I spoke to other pros who said that not all contractors take the time to do this, but James and his crew were doing the job the “right way” so my driveway would last. His men were always on time, respectful of my property, and left the site clean both times. Jim is a personable and professional gentleman, and I would absolutely recommend this business to others. BTW- the finished project was top notch. Couldn’t be happier.
Excellent job and very professional crew. I would definitely use them again on my future projects.
James Kurpiel Inc. did an excellent job on my driveway! They were prompt, easy to get in touch with and great to work with. Highly recommend!
These guys do great work! Professional, clean, and courteous!
This company was a true pleasure to work with. Do not hesitate to call them! They did an AMAZING job! Thanks again!
Jim and his team did a fantastic job. Great design, professional on time and great value.
Kurpiel and their associates were professional and fair. The work they did on our driveway had my neighbors, some from blocks away, asking for their info. Clean, efficient, reasonable and perfectly done. Highly recommended.
Jim and his crew are friendly, professional, honest, and reliable. From the estimate to driveway completion, the process was absolutely seamless! The driveway looks great and they left our property clean which was respectful. We appreciated how Jim and Casey were in frequent communication with us about scheduling, logistics and any questions. If only this company could do all our home repairs and renovations!
This is the best contractor we have ever dealt with. We got many estimates and he was also the best price which is a plus! He tore out our old black top driveway regraded and put in a beautiful new driveway complete with Belgian block border abd border for our landscaping. The project had many bumps, due to no fault of theirs bc we were having other work done and kept having problems which needed to push the driveway repaving back months! At the end, he had to repair and regrade some of the gravel bc it was laid at the beginning of the project but he did it with no extra charge!- crazy right! The driveway looks perfect! He came when he said he would, was always professional and we highly recommend his services!!! He also got the permits and closed the permits. Easy peasy!
Very professional organization. Completely repaved my driveway, and it looks great!
Pleasure to deal with. Exceptional work.
Very courteous and professional. My driveway looks amazing! Thanks guys.
James Kurpiel Inc. – Asphalt Paving Contractors in Bergen County
19 Orchard St. – Hackensack, N.J. 07601
Toll Free at 1-800-273-9769