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The Best Industrial Pavers in the Midwest


New Construction

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Briggs Paving does a considerable amount of work as a general contractor. We also work as a subcontractor on many projects.

At Briggs Paving, we know each project is unique. Our highly trained staff knows how to work under time constraints and with other trades which is critical when the pressure is on and deadlines are quickly approaching.

Another benefit that Briggs Paving can provide is a seamless transition among the different facets of a job. For example, it is not uncommon to see a curb crew "chasing" the excavation crew or a paving crew arriving as a stone crew puts on the finishing touches. The constant level of communication among crews allows Briggs Paving to eliminate critical lost days on a construction schedule. Briggs Paving has the experience and determination to complete your new construction project on time and on budget.


Asphalt Patching

Asphalt patching is a very cost effective repair when asphalt develops severe cracks or potholes. When the deteriorated asphalt is fixed right away, the repair prevents the damaged area from spreading and increasing the cost to fix. Also, any liability of tripping hazards or vehicle damage will be eliminated. This process involves saw cutting the perimeter of the deteriorated area and removing the asphalt to an authorized dump site. Then the aggregate base is graded and compacted to ensure a solid foundation for the repair. Finally, the hot mix asphaltic binder course (asphalt base) and hot mix asphaltic surface course (fine finished asphalt surface) are installed and compacted.

67th and Lavergne (1)Asphalt Re-Surfacing (Also known as Overlay)

When your parking lot has a solid asphalt surface with minor cracks, resurfacing is a great economical repair. This process involves adjusting the elevation of any storm sewers to the new grade of the proposed asphalt and grinding the asphalt where it meets the concrete to create a smooth transition. The area is then cleaned and primed to prepare for the new asphalt. Finally, the hot mix asphaltic surface is installed and compacted over your existing asphalt.

Asphalt Grinding (Also known as Cold Milling)

If the majority of your parking lot is experiencing severe alligator cracking (cracks that form a pattern resembling an alligator’s skin), rutting, heaving, pot holes, or areas of standing water, it is time to invest in grinding and paving. Grinding is the most efficient and cost effective method for removing asphalt pavement. If your parking lot is re-surfaced too many times, it can cause the water to pitch toward the building. Therefore, the asphalt pavement needs to be milled to create a proper grade to pitch the water correctly. Asphalt grinding is a much faster and safer technology for removing failed asphalt. The removal time is reduced by more than half. The speed and efficiency of grinding reduces costs and allows Briggs Paving to open your parking lot to traffic more quickly than traditional methods.



Concrete is used more than any other man-made material in the world. Concrete can be damaged by many processes, such as freezing of trapped water, radiant heat, aggregate expansion, bacterial corrosion, physical damage, and chemical damage (from carbonation, chlorides, sulfates, and distillate water).

Concrete has many applications. Briggs Paving performs all types of concrete including curbs, walks, flat work (parking lots/dock areas), dumpster pads, and retaining walls. Typical mix designs used by Briggs Paving are a minimum of 4000 PSI and range to High Early Strength IDOT mixes that can be opened to live traffic in 24 hours. Contact a Briggs Paving representative today to find a solution to your concrete problem.

Concrete Patching

Damaged concrete can be removed and replaced in order to eliminate safety hazards or unsightly appearance. Detectable Warnings (red ADA tiles) can also be installed in order to bring a property up to current codes and regulations. Spot repairs can be performed to enhance drainage.



Earthwork includes all types of materials excavated and placed in embankment, including soil, granular material, rock, shale, and other random material. Associated items of work considered to be in the broad range of earthwork include clearing and grubbing, removal of trees and stumps, scalping, removal of structures and obstructions, channel excavation, preparation of foundations for embankment, disposal of excavated material, preparation of subgrade, proof rolling sub base, temporary water pollution, soil erosion and siltation control.

If pavement is to remain smooth and stable during years of service under traffic, the earthwork on which it is built must be stable and must furnish uniform support. Where roughness, settlements, and other distress develop in pavement during service under traffic, oftentimes the cause is a deficiency in the stability of the earthwork that supports the pavement. Uniformity of earthwork is necessary and important to obtain high stability and long term performance at all locations throughout the length and width of the project. Briggs Paving has the experience and the right equipment to properly complete your earthwork.

Drainage Solutions

IMG_4107Catch Basin Adjustments and Repair

Over time, the atmosphere takes it toll on your existing structures. Freeze/thaw cycles expand and contract the earth causing damage to your existing drainage system. Often, the concrete rings, cone sections, or even the entire structure will fail. The structure will be assessed and a permanent repair will be made to the structure.

Standing Water

Briggs Paving has many unique and creative ideas to help eliminate the standing water on your existing asphalt pavement. Catch basins and sewer pipe can be added and connected to your existing drainage system. Many times, the pavement can be removed, re-graded ,and replaced to eliminate your water problem. Briggs Paving has the solution to your most difficult water problem.



Water is the most destructive element to your pavement; therefore, leaving cracks unsealed can be hazardous to your parking lot. Briggs Paving uses a polymer-modified sealant that actually "relaxes" during full extension. This technique places less tension on the bond of the sealant to the side walls of the crack and results in longer-lasting sealant bonds. These products may be the next generation in sealant. This next generation of polymer-modified sealant may exceed current test minimums established by ASTM, AASHTO, and federal agencies. In coming years, these materials could replace familiar sealant used today. Polymer sealant lasts longer and continues to perform due to the fact that, when applied properly, it creates a barrier from water, sand, stone, and dirt from entering your pavement and causing compressive stresses.



SealcoatingPhoto_03Sealcoating substantially reduces maintenance costs and, at the same time, extends the life of asphalt pavements. The investment of sealcoating is truly a minor expense when compared to the cost of pavement replacement.

A few of the benefits of sealcoating:


The dark charcoal black color of newly applied pavement sealer improves the appearance of new and old asphalt pavements. Unprotected asphalt surfaces gradually lose their rich black color due to oxidation and weathering. Sealcoating can preserve the smoothness and resilience of asphalt surfaces and help hide rough spots, small cracks, patches, and some surface depressions. Pavements coated with a pavement sealer look cleaner because rainfall washes dirt and debris easily from the smooth, non-porous surface. Traffic lines also become more visible.

Stops Oxidation

Actinic rays in sunlight can oxidize asphalt oils in pavement, causing brittleness, which result in a loss of aggregates.  This process may rob up to 50% of the original asphalt thickness in just five years. A pavement sealcoated will resist oxidative degradation and retain its value.

Prevents Water Penetration

The intrusion of moisture into asphalt pavement structure accelerates its deterioration and is strongly related to pavement distress. The sealing of well-cured asphalt prevents the seepage of moisture from snow and rain; thus, preventing damage from freeze-thaw cycles.

Resists Fuel Penetration

Asphalt is a petroleum derivative, soluble in distillates such as gas, jet fuel and oil drippings. Sealcoating prevents damage from distillates and helps pavement resist penetration from potentially harmful substances (for example: gas, oil, salt, and other chemicals).


We only use the best asphalt based sealer that is specifically designed to protect bituminous pavements. As an environmentally friendly process, sealcoating forms a tough, durable, and flexible coating that protects asphalt pavements from the damaging elements of weather, water, salts, gas, and other petro-chemicals. 

Lot Marking

Lot Marking

Lot marking is a cost effective way to spruce up your property. More importantly, parking lots that are clearly marked provide for safe traffic flow. Parking stalls that are properly marked ensure that your lot will be used in a most efficient way.

Your parking lot is the first thing your patrons will encounter when visiting your facility. Lot marking is the best way to leave a good impression to your patrons on a restricted budget.



SignageAll over the world, parking in public spaces is regulated in some fashion. The most easily understood way to accomplish this is with signs. Signs enforce parking policies to ensure public safety and reduce confusion in parking areas. Here are a few examples:

Stop Signs

These are very important to create a safe path for pedestrians and directing traffic.

No Parking Signs

These are used in areas where emergency vehicles might need to pass through or where fire hydrants are present. Whatever the reason, drivers who park their vehicle in these areas may face hefty fines or other penalties. Often times, any restrictions or penalties will be noted on the no parking sign. For instance, there may certain hours of the day in which parking in that area would be permissible.

Handicapped Parking Signs

All businesses are required to have handicapped accessible parking for customers and employees.

These are just a few of the signs you'll need for your parking lot, but there may be more. If you're looking to create order and enforce policies in your parking lot, contact us.

Speed Bumps

Speed Bumps

Speed_Bumps(opt)Speed Bumps are a common form of traffic control. They are very effective for reducing the speed of traffic. Speed bumps can be made of asphalt or plastic.

Wheel Stops

Wheel Stops

Concrete_Bumbers(opt)Wheel stops or parking bumpers are commonly used in situations where curbs don't exist.  They are also used to keep cars from parking over a sidewalk and impeding the walkway.  Wheel stops can be made from concrete or plastic and can be mounted on either concrete or asphalt.

Pavement Consulting

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Briggs Paving has extensive experience in the paving industry.  Many of our employees are second generation employees, while others have been working in the industry for decades.  This is something that we are very proud of.  With experience comes wisdom.  Our wisdom will provide you with a solution to your pavement needs.  The responsibilities of our estimating staff range from preparing annual maintenance budgets to value engineering a project to fit your existing budget.  The staff of Briggs Paving is well prepared to find a solution to every problem.

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