Musselman and Hall Contractors is your one stop shop for all asphalt repair, asphalt maintenance, and asphalt parking lot needs! We pride ourselves in the following areas, project versatility, responsiveness, and equipment. Our paving crews are experts in their fields. From brand new asphalt parking lots to just a few pothole repairs we can do it all and we will do it right. You can rest assure that you are being taken care of with the utmost quality and your best interest in mind. Our goal is to do your work when you want it done and our team does their very best to ensure that. We also provide emergency repairs when needed. We want to help you with your long term needs just as we have for others since our founding in 1914.
Asphalt is one of the most common materials used for parking lots, streets, and airport runways. It is comprised of a mixture of recyclable materials including, oil (bitumen) and aggregates (sand, gravel, crushed stone, etc). The asphalt mixture is heated to extremely hot temperatures and will arrive at the jobsite at 300+ degrees in the asphalt truck. The truck will then back up to the asphalt paver and will place the asphalt into the asphalt hopper of the paving machine. The paver has an auger that pulls the asphalt to the back of the paver. The auger then pushes the asphalt evenly across the screen for an even distribution of asphalt out of the paver. Once the asphalt is laid, it is sitting at about an 85% compaction level. An asphalt roller is then placed onto the slightly cooled asphalt and further begins the process of compaction by rolling back and forth evenly across the asphalt pavement. A smaller roller puts the final touches of compaction into place by compacting the asphalt down to a 95-98% compaction level. Once asphalt is cooled and properly compacted, it hardens into beautiful new asphalt pavement.
Asphalt is both a cost effective and a durable installation, however like most new things, it is critical to take good care of your new asphalt pavement. All asphalt installations will require lots of maintenance and repair at very specific points it time over the course of the pavement’s lifespan. Maintenance is our bread and butter and our project managers can help you plan and estimate the cost and timeliness of your pavement needs in order to ensure the maximum lifespan of your asphalt pavement.
Our asphalt team operates with the latest equipment for asphalt maintenance and repair. From our large Caterpillar 12 foot wide paver to the smallest hand applications, we have a full range of machinery to get the job done efficiently and economically. We use our own equipment including our own milling machine, asphalt pavers, asphalt rollers, and skid loaders. Our newest fleet addition is the brand new, state of the art, Kasi Patriot Infrared Heater. With this infrared heater we save labor, reduce costs, and protect the environment!
Our new infrared heater creates an extremely economical and quick approach to fixing potholes. How do you save money? Our infrared crew is about half the size of a traditional milling and paving crew, which lowers the cost of your labor. With the Kasi Patriot, our crew can roll onto a jobsite with just the infrared machine and a roller, lowering the cost of equipment usage. The infrared heater panel is placed over the area of pavement needing repair and is switched on. In an extremely short period of time the asphalt heats up to 300+ degrees (to its original hot temperature) and a crew member will rake out and rework the asphalt. The rejuvenated asphalt is placed back into the hole along with any additional hot mix if needed. Material cost is saved by recycling the original asphalt and adding small amounts of new material for the patch. The asphalt is then compacted and once it cools it is ready to go back into service. The pothole repair only takes about thirty minutes from start to finish, yet another cost saver, time! With the infrared heater, our crews can move around a parking lot and repair patches with minimal disruptions to traffic, allowing owners to go about regular day-to-day activities. Best news yet, the infrared heater can be used in below freezing temperatures! This is unlike any other asphalt service offered around. The more we use this machine, the more we find out how much it can do and the more money it saves our customers!
If your asphalt parking lot or pavement is in need of some work please do not hesitate to contact us! We offer free inspections and are more than happy to come out and discuss any paving needs that you may have! If you would like a free asphalt quote or have any questions regarding your asphalt parking lot please fill out our Contact Form or call Jeff Burke, Director of Business Development, at (816) 861-1234 for the Kansas City area or Keith Ahal, Division Manager in St. Louis at (314) 400-2246. Contact Kyle VanSlyke, Vice President of Concrete and Asphalt in Kansas City, at 816-861-1234 for any inquiries involving concrete or asphalt projects.