Asphalt Paving

If you are considering asphalt paving for your home or a commercial property, let us help you through the process. Not only are we an industry leader in asphalt paving in Ottawa, but we want to help you make the best decision for your asphalt needs. We understand that paving is a big decision to make, it is a large investment. However, it’s difficult to make the right decision without understanding the basics of asphalt paving. Let Black Tar help you with a bit of asphalt paving basics.

Asphalt 101 - The Benefits

The multiple benefits of asphalt are sometimes overlooked. However, as a homeowner or developer, you should know why asphalt is important to your home, safety, and even the environment. 


Asphalt that has been installed by a professional paving company has a lifespan of anywhere from fifteen to twenty years. If proper asphalt maintenance is done over that lifespan, you can increase its longevity, making it a better investment.

Environmentally Friendly

Asphalt is a 100% recyclable material. By removing old asphalt and recycling it, you can do good for the environment, but also the end product. Driveways and roads made from recycled asphalt are stronger and last longer. That’s a win-win for Mother Nature and you!

Cost-Efficient Choice

If you are debating whether to go asphalt versus cement, asphalt is approximately half the price, which is lighter on your wallet. The price of asphalt is dependent on the price of its number one ingredient, which is crude oil.

Noise Reducer

If you like a good night’s sleep and not to be bothered by the traffic in front of your home, asphalt is a noise reducer. In comparison to other cement driveways and roads, the asphalt’s material composition naturally absorbs road noise. Everyone can sleep easier with asphalt.

Great for Water Drainage

If you are worried about the rainy season or the occasional storm, asphalt is an excellent choice. It can help manage the water flow off the road and towards the designated areas.

Asphalt Projects: Residential and Commercial

After you understand the benefits of asphalt, you need to wrap your head around the types of projects that Black Tar can help you with. We typically separate our project types depending on if the paving project is for you as a homeowner or as a commercial property developer or owner. 

Residential Asphalt Paving

Residential paving services can range from simple repairs to laying a new driveway. Our Ottawa clients over the last ten years have trusted us with implementing asphalt paving on their properties by replacing their damaged asphalt surface, or expanding their existing surface. Furthermore, we also help with repairs and maintenance. We get to implement thousands of jobs with respect to driveway sealing, pot-hole repairs, crack fill, and asphalt ramp construction. If you have a home project, contact us today for a free estimate. 

Commercial Asphalt Paving

Depending on what type of commercial property, you may need the services of paving, resurfacing, and/or repairs. However, regardless of what type of property you have, the driveway, road, entrance, and parking lot are the first impression of your property. If you are selling lots, renting units, looking for partners, or seeking investors, it is best to lead with a great first impression with a safe, durable, and quality pavement. We have nearly three dozen professionals on our team. Together they come with decades of experience as well as the best technical skills and equipment. We know that timing and speed are crucial to commercial paving projects. Our team can customize a tailored project to fit your needs.

Now that you know a bit more about the asphalt process, its benefits, and the types of services Black Tar offers, you can make the best decision for you, your family, or your business. If you are ready to jump in, the first step is to get a free paving estimate today!

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Black Tar Construction is an Ottawa-based company that offers Asphalt Paving, Interlocking, and Foundation Repair services.

Black Tar Construction was founded in 2013 with the goal of offering outstanding customer service for our customers, and a great work environment for our employees. The growth of Black Tar has been achieved through exceeding customer expectations year after year. The customer is a priority through every step of the way. Our commitment to quality has allowed us to foster closer relationships with our customers, suppliers, and staff.


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