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Welcome to our blog! As the trusted name for asphalt paving and concrete work in the Lower Mainland, Custom Blacktop Co. would like to share with you some of the tips, tricks, and information we’ve acquired over our business’ 45-year history.

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  • Asphalt driveway with a close-up car wheel.
    30/06/2022 0 Comments
    Asphalt Sealers: Should You Use a Sealer on Your Asphalt Driveway?

    Projections show that the North American sealers market will reach a value of $914.12 million by 2027.

    Despite this, sealers are not always necessary and sometimes provide little to no benefit. Asphalt sealers are the perfect example, as they are often more harmful than useful.

    To find out why you don't need to use a sealer on your asphalt driveway, keep reading.


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  • Paving machine paving some asphalt
    15/03/2022 0 Comments
    Questions to Ask a Paving Contractor Before Hiring

    Is the road around the neighbourhood bumpy and uneven? Is there no place for people to walk safely? Or, do you own a business and need your parking lots, driveways or concrete floors repaired?

    People often complain about these issues each day but have little idea how to solve them. The fastest way to do that is by hiring a paving contractor.

    A paving contractor paves surfaces like roads, sidewalks, and concrete floors. Occasionally, you may see them working on bigger operations like fixing airport runways.

    Anybody can hire a paving contractor, ranging from private homeowners to businesses. However, not all contractors provide equal services. Before hiring contractors, ask these questions to ensure you get the best service.


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  • Contractors building an asphalt paving street.
    16/12/2021 0 Comments
    Benefits of Using Asphalt Paving for Your Project

    Asphalt has been a wonder substance for well over 2,000 years, although it's only in the last two hundred years that we started using it for paving.

    Asphalt paving has stood the test of time for good reasons - and we're going to convince you it's the best choice for your next project! Whether you need to pave a driveway, road, or path, asphalt is the right choice for you.

    Read on to learn more about the benefits of using asphalt paving for your project.


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  • 29/10/2021 0 Comments
    Common Problems of Asphalt Paving and How to Fix Them

    Even the best asphalt needs maintenance and care, the same as our skincare routine to keep the wrinkles at bay! Nothing escapes the sands of time! The only way to beat asphalt cracks (and the wrinkles) is with regular maintenance and care.

    However, suppose you do not choose the appropriate expert, like Custom Blacktop Co., to lay your asphalt paving. In that case, you may encounter a variety of more severe issues down the line, needing expensive repairs.

    Is your asphalt cracked, potholed, or otherwise damaged? These are some of the most frequent problems of asphalt paving and how to solve them.


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  • A picture of a residential home with a paved driveway
    21/06/2021 0 Comments
    When Is the Best Time for a Driveway Repair?

    Real estate sales in the Vancouver area rose 187% over the past 12 months. With the highest home prices in the region, it's important to make your home stand out to potential buyers. 

    A paved driveway will help draw attention to your home, allowing you to sell it quickly and for more money, while a damaged driveway could cost you thousands of dollars. The good news is that a paving contractor can make any driveway repair you need and improve your home's curbside appeal. 

    You may want to repair any issues as soon as possible, but it might be best to wait. Let's look at the best time for a driveway repair in Vancouver

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  • A picture of a paved road
    21/06/2021 0 Comments
    Five Enemies Of Asphalt Pavement And How To Fight Them Off

    According to an article by the Vancouver Sun, the average number of potholes in Vancouver repaired annually is 32,000. Add Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Surrey to the list and those numbers would be significantly higher. That isn't even including other asphalt pavement repairs to any fractures, distortion, or surface treatment distress.

    Consistent weather patterns that bring the heat and cold in cycles mean that expansion and contraction of the asphalt layers are bound to happen. Expansion and contraction mean issues like alligator cracking, potholes, and ravelling.

    While these problems are usually unavoidable, the solutions provided by the dedicated team at Custom Blacktop Co. will guarantee your pavement is of the utmost quality at all times.

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  • parking lot paving
    18/12/2020 0 Comments
    3 Facts Every Business Should Know: Asphalt Parking Lot Installation

    Are you considering using asphalt for your business's parking lot?

    Many company owners choose asphalt for its functionality and pristine appearance. But is it as ideal as it sounds?

    We think so. In fact, we believe asphalt is some of the best parking lot paving Burnaby offers. Before you install it, though, there are 3 facts you should know. We'll get into them below.

    Keep reading to learn more!

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    08/12/2020 0 Comments
    Asphalt Maintenance Tips - Removing Mulch and Oil Stains

    Keeping the outside of our home clean is just as important as keeping the inside clean. It's easy to get rid of the fallen leaves and debris accumulated in the driveway or backyard, but what about those annoying stains?

    What about mulch? It's probably no stranger to you if you have land or a garden. Asphalt paving in Burnaby can help you get rid of oil staining issues too. Keep reading to learn how this company removes mulch and stains. 

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  • 13/08/2020 0 Comments
    Five Tips to Remove Oil Stains From Your Driveway

    For a homeowner, maintaining a driveway is challenging with oil stains caused by spilled gasoline, car leak or bicycle chain grease damaging your pavement. Maintaining and cleaning your driveway regularly will preserve the aesthetic value of your property. Untreated oil stains can cause cracks and decay in your driveway, leading to expensive repairs or replacements. Get in touch with Custom Blacktop Co. if your driveways and parking lots are showing signs of wear and tear due to oil stains. We provide repairs and maintenance of your roadways and driveways. We have also been providing asphalt paving and concrete work for both private homeowners and businesses since 1972.

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  • 13/08/2020 0 Comments
    What Causes Potholes and How to Fix Them?

    No matter which part of the country you are in, you will find potholes on the roads. To understand why this is a seemingly universal problem, we must first understand the structure of asphalt paving. Asphalt roads are being constructed in the same way from almost 200 years when the Macadam technique was first invented. Large gravel is laid on top of a levelled dirt or bedrock plane, which is then topped up with a layer of smaller stones mixed with asphalt. The whole surface is then compressed using heavy rollers to make it compact and impermeable to moisture. Custom Blacktop uses the same basic technique, but we have custom mixes that provide added durability to the roads.

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  • parking lot paving
    18/02/2020 0 Comments
    How Frequently Should You Sealcoat Your Asphalt Parking Lot?

    Sealcoating is the low-costing option for parking lot paving. If used properly and in a timely manner it can be a good option for you. After an asphalt mix is placed, it must be given enough time to cure. After that, wait for the asphalt oil to dry, before the sealcoat is positioned on top. If you don’t allow oils to settle, they will eventually leak and will ruin your sealcoat prematurely. Time and weather are two factors that has the maximum impact on your asphalt pavement. Choose a contractor who understands parking lot paving the best to get the most effective results.

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  • driveway Repair
    18/02/2020 0 Comments
    Five Essential Elements of a Quality Asphalt Driveway

    Asphalt paving is safe to drive on, cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. It can last for more than 20 years if installed properly. So, it is important to choose contractors who have the knowledge and skills to successfully carry out paving or driveway repair jobs. Our professionals at Custom Blacktop Co. have been providing asphalt paving services throughout Burnaby since 1972. We provide all paving services from excavation and grading to the paving itself. For quality and durable product


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  • bike lanes pavement
    18/02/2020 0 Comments
    Do Paved Bike Lanes Promote Biking?

    Riding a bike can be a great way to get to work every day. To encourage more people to go green and start riding bikes, more bike lanes pavement must be created. Cyclists can use these designated lanes for cycling to be safe. If you are looking to construct bike lanes in Burnaby, Custom Blacktop Co. has experience paving asphalt bike lanes throughout the area. We also provide golf course pathways, parks and nature trails. We have been providing asphalt paving and concrete work in the Lower Mainland for the past 41 years.


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  • asphalt pavement
    18/02/2020 0 Comments
    Tips to Extend the Life of Your Asphalt Pavement

    Asphalt is durable and can withstand extreme temperatures. With regular maintenance, asphalt pavements can last up to 15-20 years. Custom Blacktop Co. provides asphalt paving and repair services for your driveways and parking lots in Vancouver. With over 40 years of experience in the industry. We provide paving for BMX, skateboard tracks, tennis courts and all types of athletic courts in Lower Mainland.


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  • paving contractor
    18/02/2020 0 Comments
    Top 5 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Asphalt Paving Contractor

    Asphalt paving has become popular amongst property owners for its simplicity, quick assembly and strength. Custom Blacktop Co. provides exceptional paving and concrete services in the Lower Mainland. We have been paving contractors for more than 40 years. Our paving services include asphalt paving and concrete paving for sports fields, green spaces and vehicle access roads. With a fully insured team of experienced technicians, we can handle both small-scale and larger projects.


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  • Asphalt Paving
    18/02/2020 0 Comments
    Why Asphalt Paving Is the Right Choice for Most Property Owners

    Asphalt paving performs wonderfully in all types of temperatures. Bitumen, the binding agent in asphalt makes the pavement extremely durable and long-lasting. The maintenance process isn’t complicated and costs minimal. It also boosts the aesthetics of your property. You can contact our contractors at Custom Blacktop Co. to help you with your paving needs. We have been providing paving services to both residential and commercial properties since 1972.


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  • Will Recycled Plastic Replace Asphalt Paving in Vancouver
    14/06/2017 0 Comments
    From Blue Box to Pavement: Using Recycled Plastic as Asphalt Mix

    Traditional asphalt paving relies on the use of bituminous pitch mixed with sand and gravel to make roads, parking lots, driveways and similar types of surfaces meant for motor vehicles. Under ideal conditions the lifespan of an asphalt road is 25 years, but such desirable circumstances are rare. Instead, most roads need to be repaved every 10 to 15 years.

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  • 02/05/2017 0 Comments
    Asphalt Vs. Concrete Paving: Which One Is Right For You?

    If you’re on the search for paving contractors in and around Vancouver, the question of whether you want asphalt or concrete for your pavement has likely come up. Even if it hasn’t yet, you’ll need to give this choice some consideration soon enough. 

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  • 06/04/2017 0 Comments
    The History of Asphalt Paving

    Look around at all the asphalt in Burnaby and it’s hard to imagine that not so long ago, most roads were sorry, bone-rattling dirt tracks meandering through the wilderness. 

    Asphalt paving in Burnaby has changed a lot in 100 years! Join us for journey paved through history...

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  • 21/03/2017 0 Comments
    5 Tips for Choosing the Best Concrete Paver in Vancouver

    Looking for a concrete paver in Vancouver? There certainly are excellent contractors out there, but there are also some less scrupulous ones who won’t have your best interests at heart.

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Service Areas

Together, Custom Blacktop Co., Twin River Gravel Co., Ltd., Alpine Paving Ltd. and Whistler Aggregates Ltd. serve British Columbia communities, including:

  • Howe Sound area

  • Squamish

  • Coquitlam

  • Langley

  • Richmond

  • Whistler

  • Vancouver

  • Burnaby

  • Surrey

  • Central Fraser Valley

  • Pemberton

  • North Vancouver

  • New Westminster

  • South Surrey

  • West Vancouver

  • Maple Ridge

  • White Rock

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Burnaby, British Columbia V5B 3A6


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