What Is Asphalt?

Asphalt, or bitumen, is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. Its primary use is in road construction as the glue or binder that is mixed with aggregate particles to create asphalt concrete.

Benefits of Asphalt

Did you know that 94% of the roads in this country are asphalt? Asphalt is used in the majority of pavement projects because it is economical, durable, and easy to repair. It is safer than some alternatives because it provides skid resistance and shows road markings well, especially in inclement weather. If you are researching pavement options, read more here about the benefits of asphalt.

Asphalt or Concrete?

Asphalt is less expensive and more adaptable to variable terrain than cement. If you’re wondering what the best pavement solution is for your specific site, please contact us for a free consultation.

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New Pavement

If you’re looking for the lowest cost solution for a road, driveway or parking lot you’ll want to consider standard black asphalt. Until recently, there weren’t many options beyond the standard black color and texture. But now there are tints that can be added at the end of the paving process, sealants, coatings, and coloring that can be added during mixing to change its appearance.

Color Coat Asphalt Paving, Napa, Ca

Surface Preparation & Repairs

If your site has a slope, erosion problems, or a water drainage issue, we will properly grade the site and and prepare it. Our services include everything needed to build and maintain a stable pavement surface:

  • Base rock and surface paving

  • Demolition & surface removal

  • Redesigns to improve drainage

  • Installation of culverts & ditches

  • Seal coats & asphalt repairs

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Commercial & Residential Paving

We work with both commercial and residential clients to provide the best possible pavement solution for each unique situation.

100% Recyclable!

recycled asphalt

Did you know that asphalt can be recycled? Recycling of this material protects the environment by reducing quarrying, mining and oil consumption. Recycling reduces consumption of fuel, machinery, transportation and labor as well as protecting the scarce natural resources of aggregate and asphalt. Ultimately this keeps many millions of tons of collected material out of our landfills. Pimentel Paving’s practices support the recycling and reuse of asphalt.

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Natural Alternatives

We also provide alternative, petroleum-free paving methods for people who prefer an environmentally-friendly pavement solution that blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. See Natural Asphalt Alternatives.

Paving Aesthetics

Pimentel Paving Inc. can help you plan your paving project, from roads to driveways or parking lots. We can help you envision an overall look and feel that will complement your surroundings and coordinate with theme and color.

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Surface Options

We offer many solutions to fit your unique paving situation. We’ve chosen to work with these particular products because we feel confident using them to provide the best possible quality for our customers.


StreetBond is a coating for your asphalt or concrete surfaces to protect the coloration and durability.

Asphalt Stamping

Take a look at our asphalt stamping page for information on options that provides visual interest, to make your asphalt look like individual pavers.

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Let Us Help You Find the Right Solution

We’ve been paving throughout Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties for over 29 years, and we have a good feel for what solution will work nicely for our customers’ unique landscapes. We are happy to help home and business owners find the right solution to fit their pavement needs.

Call us today for a planning session to beautify your property.

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